While watching video over the Internet has come a long ways in the past few years, it's still not as simple as just turning on your TV set.
Delivering video straight to your computer is made possible by a complex chain of hardware and software working together. Unfortunately, sometimes a weak link can cause the chain to break.
On the viewer's end of things, generally older computers and software will have more problems. If your computer is too old, that just might be the weakest link the the delivery chain.
In August of 2008 we updated our Prophetic.TV Web site, and switched all of our videos to Flash format, rather than the Window Media video format we had been using up until that point. Also, rather than having the entire episode contained in one large video file, we have broken each episode into individual video "segments", as follows:
Segment 1: PTV intro
Segment 2: commercial
Segment 3: guest intro
Segment 4: first 12-minute part of the interview
Segment 5: commercial
Segment 6: second 12-minute part of the interview
Segment 7: commercial
Segment 8: credits
Longer shows will have addition interview and commercial segments. The segments for each show are organized into playlists, so that when one segment is done, the next one follows immediately. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, and the level of Internet congestion at the time, there may be a slight delay between segments.
Some segments, like the PTV intro and the interviews, can be skipped or fast-forwarded or rewound, while other segments, like the commercials, guest intro and credits, cannot be skipped.
Sorry, but the Flash videos cannot be saved to your hard drive for off-line viewing. If you want to do that, click here to visit our iTunes Store page, where you can download all of the episodes in MP4 format for free. If you don't have the iTunes software, click here to go to the iTunes Web site and download it for free.