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Return of the River Dance 1

River otters are captivating, playful marine mammals once lost to Maryland. As a result of efforts by the Department of Natural Resources, these energetic creatures now thrive on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In this segment, follow the process as an otter preservation team works to reintroduce otters to their natural habitat.


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Choose the dial-up option if you are connected to the Internet using a dial-up or slow speed connection.

Choose the broadband option if you are connected to the Internet using a high speed connection such as cable, DSL, or T-1.

Windows Media Player (Version 9 and higher)
Choose the dial-up video or broadband video and download it to your computer. Then download the necessary file for Windows Media closed-captioning. Be sure to save all of these files in the same location.

Open the Windows Media Player program to ensure that it is setup to display captions. Windows Media Player must be in "Full" mode and not Skin mode. You must confirm two settings for captions to be enabled.

  • Press "Alt-P" or click on the Play menu. Click on Captions and Subtitles and be sure that "On, if available" is selected.
  • In the Tools menu, click Options, then click on the Security tab. Be sure that "Show local captions when present" is selected (version 10 only).
Next, in the File menu, choose Open and locate the video files on your local computer. Select the file ending in ".mpg" to view the video. Captions will automatically play while you are watching the video.

QuickTime (Version 6.5 and higher)
Choose the dial-up video or broadband video and download it to your computer. Then download the two files necessary for QuickTime closed-captioning. Be sure to save all of these files in the same location.

From the QuickTime File menu, choose Open, locate the video files on your computer and open the file ending in ".qt.smil" to view the video. Captions will automatically play while you are watching the video.

If you wish to use closed-captioning, you will need to download the video file. Downloading the video will also allow you to watch it when you do not have Internet access.

Many people use closed-captioning including those who are hard of hearing or deaf, but students may also find it helpful to read along while listening to the story.