Windows media player keeps trying to dload a codec but finishes saying error downloading codec.
Exactly the same as me. Anyone know what to do, I have just downloaded WMP9 and it still gets an error when it has downloaded the codec. Also when watching Paulos video, it keeps stopping every three seconds, can anyone get their heads around that???
I wish i could claim it but its actually not my video. I've never done any saiplane flying myself but it's high on my list (doing some multi-engine work at the moment). From what i've heard it's a great way to do it and you get a real feel for flight.
As far as costs go it's relatively cheap - no fuel, engine mx costs and all that. Where i live you are charged per minute and for your tow to altitude. If you're interested i'd reccommend getting in touch with a local gliding club to find out more.
Every year a group of Dutch glider pilots visit Norway to fly in the high altitude wave systems that are generated there using a frozen fjord as an airfield. A video of this year's expedition is at http://www2.wavecamp.no/gallery/ (380 MB, mpeg2 format, 12 mins duration.). Although huge it is well worth viewing along with the other videos in the gallery.
It is in mpeg2 format which I couldn't get to play using Windows Media Player. Instead I loaded it into a shareware video editing package (from ULead) I downloaded via www.tucows.com. and watched it using that. No doubt the more computer literate can offer a more elegant solution.
wbryce - the player I've used for this is the Elecard MPEG2 player, which I got from the Moonlight site. At the time I got it a couple of years ago, it was a free download, but now seems to be a 21 day trial download.
It also plays in my version of Media Player, which is Version 9.00.00.3075. RealOne Player Build 126.96.36.1993 (free version download) also plays it OK. Won't play in my versions of DivX or QuickTime.
Flash0710 - nice Yak video!! There used to be two Yaks at my airport owned by the CFI(i think) but unfortunately they got rid of them before i could get a flight in them!
Grow45 - great video thanks! You ended up on oxygen - how high were you? Did you get towed all the way up or could you using the waves to get up there?
Unfortunately i cant take any credit for this but while searching for information on Ferry Flights i came accross this website that follows a trip in a SEP from the US to France ... very interesting - pics and vids!
Thanks to a good download manager and a bit of patience 450Mb of Perth to Kirknewton has finally made its way down my dialup lines.
Great video and production, and I've now got a new ambition for next summer to do that route across the Bridges.
The gliding one was excellent also: hadnt thought much about trying gliding before but having seen that and read the gliding articles in Flyer in the last couple of months, it looks like it could be fun (and quite a challange)
The download manager is now chewing its way through 370Meg of Noggie wavecamp...
Thanks for that, Scottish PPL - my friend who made the video will be grateful for those kind words and thanks to SteveR for hosting the video (I only had to fly the aircraft!!).
I know EDI ATC don't like me saying this, but they're the nicest bunch of people you could wish to meet and absolute pussy cats when it comes to giving you clearances (wherever possible). Considering that they have 6 or 7 places within (or on the borders of) the zone from which the sin of aviation is regularly committed (including Airliners, Helos, F/W, Microlights and Gliders), all requesting routing in every which way, plus a reasonably heavy schedule of IFR traffic, the reception to a request for clearance has always been with the attitude of 'If we can reasonably give you the clearance, you'll get it if you ask nicely and don't mind holding on a couple of minutes'. Routing over the Bridges, over the City, over the Ski Slope, through the overhead - very rarely refused in my experience. Scottish Info are always also very helpful.