The Life Channel

Uniting communities

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Video file formats

Broadcast programmes

All programmes are formatted to Windows Media (WMV) standard, which are suitable for high quality broadcast on your school network. The file size and duration of each programme is specified for each programme you may choose to download.

The download times will depend on the speed of your connection to the internet. As a general guide, it will take you around 13 minutes to download a 100mb programme if you have standard 1mb broadband. Preview programmes When previewing a programme, you are watching a lower quality version. This reduced quality provides the ability to watch the programme without waiting for it to download.

The content remains the same as the higher quality programmes so you can be assured that what you see in the preview movies are identical to the higher quality films you will download.