Installing the Media Player¶
When using IE, the first time your computer connects to MIP you will be asked to install the ActiveX media player. This should take approximately 30 seconds.
Media Player installation requires Administrator Rights on your PC
Accept the warning by clicking Allow. MIP will launch the Observer Media Player Setup Wizard.
If an older version of the Observer media player has been installed it will be removed automatically. Click Next to continue. Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next to continue.
You have the option of choosing into which folder MIP will install the Media Player. Unless a Support engineer has instructed you otherwise, accept the default folder and click Install.
Internet Explorer must be shut down to install the Media Player. Log out of MIP and shut down IE, then click OK to proceed.
Observer will present you with the Optional Settings window.
Optional Setting/Selection: Internet Explorer shortcut
If you want to add a quick connect button to your Internet Explorer tool bar, enter the URL or the IP address of the MIP server in the field provided. Leave the field empty if you do not want MIP on your tool bar.
Optional Setting/Selection: Intel video adapter workaround
Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services recommends that if your computer has an older Intel video card, or a video card with an Intel chipset, that you enable the Intel “flickering video” workaround checkbox as a precaution. Enabling the checkbox will not affect the performance of the Intel chip sets that do not have issues with multiple video streams, and will protect you in the event that your chipset is one of those with known issues.
Optional Settings/Selection: Favor Quantity over Quality
Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services also recommends that you check the Enable “Favor Quantity over Quality” checkbox for the best experience using Internet Explorer to run multiple players.
Make your choices, and click <Next>.
Observer presents you with the “Completing the Observer Media Player Setup Wizard” window.
Click <Finish> to exit setup.