The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0877 Tuesday, 22 September 1998.
Date: Tuesday, 22 Sep 1998 01:40:04 -0400
Subject: ANNOUNCING: The VRML Dream Performance Sample Now Available
21 September 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:STEPHEN MATSUBA, The VRML Dream Company, 416.922.6793, EMAIL,
THE VRML DREAM COMPANY RELEASES A SAMPLE OF THE ORIGINAL VRML DREAM
The VRML Dream Company is making a sample of the original VRML Dream
performance available for viewing over the Internet. VRML Dream was the
virtual reality theatre production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's
Dream that was broadcast over the Internet on 26 April 1998. The first
two scenes from that production have been re-edited and are available
for people to experience a streaming virtual reality theatre performance
using the VRML Dream Interface (VDI). Access to the sample performance
is available at http://www.vrmldream.com/vrmldream/dreamsample.html.
To view the sample, you will need at least a 28.8 K modem and a 150 Mhz
Pentium computer. You will also need a Web browser with a VRML plug-in.
We have tested the VRML Dream system on a variety of configurations, and
have found that it works with the following:
* Netscape 4.x and the Cosmo Player 2.0
* Internet Explorer 4.x and the Worldview Player 2.1
The VRML Dream Interface also uses Real Time Protocol (RTP) and GSM
compression to stream the audio for the performance. In order to hear
the audio, you will need an RTP player that can handle GSM compression.
We have tested the system using the Speak Freely player and have made it
available for download at
The VRML Dream Company develops streaming, 3-D real-time interactive
content for a variety of markets. We have combined various Internet
standards with proprietary software to stream synchronized audio and
motion data for virtual reality theatre performances and broadcasts,
interactive 3-D experiences, and specialized training and simulation
applications. And best of all, our content can be viewed using a home
computer and a standard modem connection. We also provide custom
development services for business and industry.
For the latest information about The VRML Dream Company and its
projects, visit our web site at http://www.vrmldream.com or contact us