This page may help if you are seeing errors, or need help on downloading files. For information about the site, see About the Pure Drop.
Watching the Video
To watch the video on this site, you will need to have the free Flash player plug-in (version 8 or higher) installed in your browser. Get the Adobe Flash Player here.
Why download the video?
In addition to being able to view video clips as Flash video on the site, you can also download some video clips as MP4 files. These are video files that can be played with an iPod, or on your computer using Quicktime or VLC Player software. Video that can be downloaded has a ‘Download’ link nearby.
This also means you can access the video if you don’t have a broadband connection. You can even copy the video clips to computers that aren’t connected to the web. This is particularly useful in classroom situations where a net connection may be unavailable or unreliable, or where many students need to view the video simultaneously on multiple computers – a situation which could otherwise clog up the school’s internet connection.
How to download a video clip
Simply click on the video download link (some users may need to right-click and choose ‘Save Link As...’ or ‘Save Target As...’. Each clip will take somewhere between a few seconds and 30 minutes to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Playing mp3 files
You can download high-quality recordings from musicians featured on The Pure Drop as mp3 files. mp3 files are available from several pages including this index of mp3 files. Once you have downloaded an mp3 file, you can listen to it on your computer or your portable mp3 player (including iPods) at any time.
You can listen to an .mp3 by clicking the circular ‘Play’ button next to the 'download' link (see image at left). Click the button again to pause the music
To download the mp3 file, click on the ‘download’ link, or the .mp3 link (some users may need to right-click and choose ‘Save Link As...’ or ‘Save Target As...’).
Once the file has finished downloading, you can listen to it with any mp3-playing software. If you have a portable mp3 player like an iPod, you can use the software which came with that. Otherwise, try iTunes or VLC, both of which are free to download, and work on Windows and Apple OS X.