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Nature Bytes Video is a growing collection of over 400 free short movies, or videos, about the natural world. These short videos are called Nature Bytes. There are three different presentation formats that have been created -

  • Nature Bytes Video Website ~ naturebytesvideo.com
  • Nature Bytes Video - Computer Version
  • Nature Bytes Video - Exhibit Version

All materials are copyright protected. Permission for use other than viewing is required. Order a free copy for your computer or for a public exhibit online using our application form.




Nature Bytes Video Website ~ naturebytesvideo.com

naturebytesvideo.com - the website. Video is presented in a flash format set for optimum play on most modern computers via the internet. The viewer sees a movie formatted in Quicktime h.264 best quality video codex and rendered in streaming flash (SWF) 300k broadband video for internet distribution.

This video is designed and scaled for fastest possible internet download and does not project as well as the computer based format for crisp quality resolution in classrooms and meeting halls. The product has excellent presentation on laptops and desk computers, both Mac and PC.





Nature Bytes Video - Computer Version

Nature Bytes Video - Computer Version is a large format video version of the same material found on the naturebytesvideo.com website. It is the complete program designed for installation on the hard drive of a computer. This allows the user access to all programmatic material for viewing and transfer to other programs (see terms of use). All users are required to register. User-friendly access was built into this program as the primary target is the classroom and teaching environments. The viewer gets a one and one-half view of the master video in a sharp picture that is compressed from a Quicktime h.264 best quality video codex and (FLV) 1,000k CD video. The video player is framed on a black screen that has a control bar for the viewer to enhance their experience. Video is presented in a flash format set for optimum play on most modern computers (see computer requirements on our technical page).

This version is designed to be a multifunctional tool that can be viewed on the computer screen or projected in the classroom or meeting hall. Excellent quality movies are the result of projection. The video viewer has a control bar which gives stop frame viewing, return to specific frames, return to start, volume control and close viewer options.





Nature Bytes Video - Exhibit Version

Nature Bytes Video - Exhibit Version is designed for use as a stand-alone exhibit for museums, nature interpretive centers and schools where use is limited to controlled viewing. The product is loaded as a software program onto the computer hard drive. The viewer gets a one and one-half view of the master video in a sharp picture that is compressed in Quicktime h.264 best quality video codex and (FLV) 1,000k CD video. The video player is framed on a black screen and has a control bar for the viewer to enhance their experience. Video is presented in a flash format set for optimum play on most modern computers see computer requirements below. This product has the right click of the mouse disengaged and is designed to have NO KEYBOARD ACCESS for users. Keyboard control is included for the exhibit owners to make adjustments. This allows the owner to add updates, to access all programmatic material for use and transfer to other programs (see terms of use). All users are required to register. It is specifically designed to eliminate the fiddle factor that allows the public and students to disrupt the programming.




This is the Nature Bytes Video exhibit at the
Tecolote Nature Center in San Diego California. The exhibit contains 3 viewing stations using 3 separate computers. The first version of the exhibit has been on display since 2004. The mouse and headphones are accessible to the public. The keyboard and computer are in a ventilated cabinet and not accessible. Using the special mode browser, the visitor can only access the Nature Bytes program and cannot get behind it to access anything else on the computer.