Getting Started on the Archive film
The best way to get started is once you are on the webpage click on the main archive image (see below)
An overlay window will then open and the YouTube player will begin to load. You may have to be a little patient with the initial load but once downloaded the following films will be quicker to access. Once the film is loaded the YouTube player will start automatically. Now you can sit back and watch the two minute introduction.
You can change the settings of the YouTube player at any time to suit your viewing requirements (see YouTube video buttons guide below). After the introduction plays the next story loads automatically.
To return to the main webpage just click on the located near the top left hand corner of the video. You can alternatively click anywhere on the dark shaded area surrounding the video to return to the main webpage.
You don’t need to watch the films in order, just pick and choose a story that interests from the story selection bar under the main archive image on the webpage, or use the Select Chapter button on the YouTube player. You can also take advantage of interactive options as they appear. These will be buttons that will expand upon the story you are viewing.
Getting started on the Eamonn Ronney's Heritage Walking Tour
To get started on the Heritage Walking Tour click on the link ‘View Walking Tour Map’ at the bottom of the webpage.
You’ll now see a map of Folkestone with blue dots representing the locations of each talk.
Clicking on a blue dots on the map will bring up details about that particular talk (see image above). Then click on the image there to open the overlay window that will present the talk and two maps of the location.
You can then explore the location
maps whilst Eamonn talks about the particular story of interest in that area. You can use the green marker within the maps to reset the map location or the purple markers to update both maps to that particular point of interest.
You don’t need to watch the talks in order, just pick and choose a talk that interests you or take advantage of interactive options as they appear.
Recommended 3D settings and glasses
The 3D options button on the YouTube player allows you to configure the 3D settings to best suit your setup. We recommend the most straight forward option is to view the films and webpage with a pair of Anaglyph Red/Cyan glass.
If the option isn’t immediately available click on the 3D button, choose Other Options, and then click on Red/Cyan from the pop up menu.
You then have a choice between Full Color, Optimized and Greyscale. We recommend Full Color. For more details of each of the options refer to the YouTube 3D viewing guide here.
Where to get Anaglyph 3D glasses
For the most straight forward 3D experience make sure you get the Red and Cyan Anaglyph 3D glasses. Best place we’ve found is at Amazon.
YouTube video buttons guide
The controls for the YouTube player are as follows:-
The play button allows you to play and pause the video
The next chapter button (where available) allows you to skip to the next story along
Hover over the sound button brings out a volume slider that you can use to control the sound levels. Clicking on the sound button icon itself will mute the sound.
These pertain to the timings of the current video. The first is the progress timing and the second is the duration.
With the archive film and the present day films you can use the Playlist button to select other stories from that era. When you click the Playlist button a menu slides up to reveal the other stories (see below)
This allows you to access other stories without having to close the overlay window and return to the main webpage each time you’ve viewed a story. On the archive film the menu shows the first six stories so to see more just use the arrows in the top right corner.
If there are links within the film (usually towards the end) the annotations button will automatically come on (shown in red). This allows you to interact and link to similar stories of that particular topic. Turning annotations off by clicking on it removes the links and other overlay information from the film.
You can turn on captions by clicking the icon once, and clicking again to access the settings. It attempts to transcribe and translate the voiceover ‘on the fly’. Unfortunately it isn’t as accurate as we would like so the recommended option is to have captions switched off.
The 3D options button allows you to toggle 3D on and off as well as configure the 3D settings. Please see Recommended 3D settings above.
Change video quality button allows you a number of options for customizing your playback quality to suit your own needs. If you have a slower connection or a smaller screen then perhaps a lower setting of 360p might be best however the 3D quality might not be so great. Alternatively if you have a faster broadband connection and you are watching the films on a large screen then you may want to opt for one of the HD qualities such as 720p or higher. This will also improve your 3D playback experience. For more details please see the youtube guide here.
If you have a YouTube account you can make use of the Watch later on YouTube button. This feature will add the current video to a special playlist on the homepage of your YouTube account to watch later.
The Go full screen button enables you to watch the film fullscreen whilst still being able to access all the YouTube player buttons including other stories (through the Playlist button). If watching fullscreen on a large monitor and you have a good broadband connection we recommend changing the video quality to 720p or higher for the best 3D playback experience.
If you are experiencing any difficulties watching any of the films you can always click on the YouTube logo to watch them on the YouTube website
For troubleshooting YouTube issues please see the YouTube help section here.