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Have others been able to view the mission videos on the Smart Move 
mission site? They are not working well for me, and I wonder if the 
site received adequate testing on various CPU/browser combinations. I 
have tested on a Mac running OS 10.5.4 and three different browsers:

   Firefox v3.5:  The videos stop (revert to stopped state) after a 
short time (a few frames to a few seconds). To see a video means 
clicking the "play" button many times.

   Opera v9.6:  The videos play, but closing the mission pop-up window 
leaves the video behind. In that condition the video covers part of 
the web page and the video controls no longer work.

   Safari v4.0:  The videos work correctly.

In all cases they play very slow and jerky, but I assume that's 
because the site is getting hit hard by teams interested in the 
missions, and a lot of clicking and serving is required to view the 
material. I don't find a place to see all the missions in one 
text-only window or document. I assume the good folks at 
Techbrick.com are racing to produce such a document as they have in 
the past. A PDF version has also been ginned up by Jin (pardon the 
pun!).

-- 
Cheers,
Mike Blanpied
Reston, VA
2006 #4809 Nano People
2007 #1666 Power Bunnies
2008 #5013 BLT--Brilliant LEGO Team

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