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We provide various programmes in high definition (HD, 720p) on Play SWI. If a programme is available in HD, you'll see an HD button in the video menu bar that enables you to switch to HD. Note: You may experience a delay when switching to HD depending on bandwidth or processor speed.
Most programmes provided online by SWI are available on an unlimited basis and free of charge.
If you access Play SWI from mobile devices such as an iPhone, or iPad, or some Android devices, an html5-compliant player is provided. No additional software is required.
The quality of some older videos is not good enough to view them in high resolution.
Yes. Play SWI provides optimal video quality for the bandwidth available.
If an HD-quality video is available, it can be activated or deactivated using the HD button. It can take a few seconds to switch to HD quality. For full enjoyment we recommend you enlarge the video - or switch to full screen - using the corresponding button on the player.
As there are many different browser versions, content may be displayed incorrectly in some browsers.
Play SWI is optimized for the most frequently used browsers. Use the latest version of one of the following browsers:
Also keep Flash updated.
In principle, the video programmes available on Play SWI can be played on many mobile devices.
You can use this function to embed or copy the related link to the video to your website or your own blog. To embed the video file, simply highlight the code displayed, then cut and paste the link to your homepage. The selected video will now be played there directly.
Please note that the video content can only be embedded for non-commercial purposes.
Yes. Use the Share buttons directly below the video player and select the desired platform.
You can enlarge or reduce the dimensions in the same aspect ratio. Simply enter the desired width or height in the relevant field. Please note that enlarging the video player affects the quality of the image. When reducing the size of the video player, we recommend that you do not reduce the width below 450px, because doing so can make it more difficult to use the player controls.
Some video files can be downloaded as MPEG-4 video files. For legal reasons, we cannot allow you to download all video files.
Please note that the video content can only be downloaded for non-commercial purposes.
Click on the "Send" link located below the video player and marked with an envelope icon. Complete all the fields in the form and decide whether your contact should see the entire video or only part of it.
Once you have clicked on "Send Video", the recipient will receive an e-mail containing a link to the video content with the desired start time.
Yes. After clicking on the player, the following shortcuts are available for navigation:
Yes. Use the following shortcuts:
Different errors related to streaming technology and the Internet provider can occur when playing a video. The main cause is the standard, dynamic switching of bandwidth. The player continually checks the availability of existing bandwidth and updates the streaming quality accordingly. A shaky image or similar behaviour can point to such a switch.
You can troubleshoot this error by activating "Hardware Acceleration" in Flash Player (right-click on Player -> Settings... -> Hardware Acceleration).