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== Parcel media ==
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"Parcel media" is stuff you can play on your land parcel(s) in Second Life — like music, movies, webpages, etc. 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 — if you're confused, start with '''QuickTime Player'''. 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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=== [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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