Some Tips for You
In our troubleshooting, we’ve come across a few things that have been getting people a bit tripped up it seems.
First, if you used to use Windows Media Player on an Intel based Mac, and you’ve now installed the mosaic, you know that Flip4Mac is a requirement to run the Mac based Mosaic. If you’d still like to use windows media player in the browser to play games off the site, instead of in the mosaic, you should go into system preferences, click on Flip4Mac, go to the Plugin tab, and uncheck the first option that Enables Flip4Mac for Internet content.
Second, we’ve received reports from users that UPnP support on home routers/firewalls has been causing our next-gen streaming software (swarmcast) to act up. To clarify, swarmcast will communicate with other swarmcast clients locally (if you’re on the same home network, and running 2 or 3 copies of Mosaic, the computers will more efficiently use upstream bandwidth – by combining forces to pull down the stream they are watching). However, this feature is currently disabled in the short term, and we’ll be doing more testing on it before we turn it on wholesale. It was however enabled in some of our early releases, and so some of you might want to try and going to your configuration for your home router, and enabling UPnP support.
Hope these help, we’ll be adding more as we find things that those of you whom are still having trouble have in common.