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== Parcel media ==
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"Parcel media" refers to playing music, movies, webpages, & more on your land parcel(s) in Second Life. Once you learn how, it's easy to do.
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We have a helpful selection of articles in our '''[http://support.secondlife.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4417 Knowledge Base]''' detailing how you can play parcel media. In particular, see:
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* '''[http://support.secondlife.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4417&task=knowledge&questionID=4215 How to play streaming music in Second Life]'''
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* '''[http://support.secondlife.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4417&task=knowledge&questionID=5046 Media on a parcel]'''
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You can also '''[[Video_Tutorials#PARCEL_MEDIA|watch video tutorials]]''' like this:
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=== What will play? ===
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Any format that '''[http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ QuickTime]''' supports should work inworld, as well as standard webpages. So a good general rule is to try to play URLs in QuickTime Player or your web browser.
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Formats like [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_video Flash video] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media Windows Media] aren't supported at this time.
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== Play media outside of Second Life ==
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Media streams used inworld can also be played in external players, depending on what formats they support. The following are some popular options, in rough order of usefulness. Since these are 3rd-party programs, Linden Lab doesn't support them, but here's simple steps to enjoying media streams.
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Once you have a media URL:
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=== [http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ QuickTime Player] ===
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QuickTime Player runs on Windows and Mac. Second Life media playback (aside from [[Third_Party_Libraries|Mozilla]]-compatible content like webpages) is based on QuickTime, so if it plays in QuickTime, it'll play inworld (and vice-versa). For a live video stream, try [http://www.metaverse-tv.com/ Metaverse TV]: <font size="2"><tt>rtsp://198.64.249.22:554/mbc.sdp</tt></font>
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* Use File menu > Open URL.
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* Paste the URL and click OK.
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[[Image:Quicktime.png|256px|none]]
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=== [http://www.apple.com/itunes/ iTunes] ===
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iTunes runs on Windows and Mac. It [http://lists.apple.com/archives/QuickTime-Users/2004/Feb/msg00149.html can't] play RTSP/RTP, but QuickTime Player can.
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* Use Advanced menu > Open Stream.
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* Paste the URL and click OK.
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[[Image:Itunes.png|256px|none]]
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=== [http://www.winamp.com/ Winamp] ===
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Winamp only runs on Windows. It's a popular player for Internet radio stations but doesn't play QuickTime video.
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* Use File menu > Play URL.
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* Paste the URL and click Open.
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[[Image:Winamp.png|256px|none]]
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=== [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC] ===
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VLC runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It plays a vast variety of formats, but isn't the most elegant to use and has some quirks (e.g., it doesn't play all RTSP/RTP streams).
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* Use File menu > Network stream.
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* From the Network tab, select an appropriate option, paste the URL, and click OK.
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[[Image:Vlc.png|256px|none]]
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== Related resources ==
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* '''[[Streaming Music]]''' - Learn how to broadcast your own audio stream into SL, and more.
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[[Category:Multimedia]]
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