Coach's Clipboard Player's CD Instructions
Use these instructions and FAQ's if you have any problems with the Coach's Clipboard's Player's CD. If you still can't get things to work correctly, .
The Players CD no longer requires your computer to have Adobe's Flash Player, as our animations and video/audio clips are now compatible with either Flash and multiple HTML5 video and audio formats. If you cannot view the video clips, you probably need to upgrade your browser software (Internet Explorer must be version 9 or higher). Just slip the CD into your CD drive and you are set to go. If the program doesn't auto-load, go to Question 1 below (FAQ's, Troubleshooting).
If you want to copy the CD files to your hard drive for faster program operation, see Question 8 below.
Understanding Plays, Diagrams
Offensive players are O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, and are circles.
Defensive players are X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, and are triangles.
In the diagrams, player cuts are solid lines, whereas passes are dotted lines. A screen is a line with a perpendicular "bar". Dribbling is indicated by a wavy or "squiggly" line.
FAQ's, Troubleshooting Section
Question 1: How do I launch the program?
Slip the CD in your computer CD drive (this is NOT a DVD) and the "PlayersIntro.html" file should automatically load in your default system Internet browser. If the program does not auto-load, then open your Internet browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc). You do not need to be "online". Then click on "File", and "Open" and find the "PlayersIntro" file in the CD drive. Open the program. You can save this link in your "Favorites" , or "Bookmarks" for future use.
Question 2: The animations won't load. All I get is a blank window.
If animations do not load, your probably need to upgrade your browser to the latest version. The animations are both Flash and HTML5 compatible, so virtually all computers and devices are compatible. If you cannot view the video clips, you probably need to upgrade your browser software (Internet Explorer must be version 9 or higher).
If you copied the files to your hard drive, make sure all files are in the correct folders! The animations should be in the "Animations" folder, which is a sub-folder of the main program folder.
If you are certain that your Internet browser is up to date and you still get a blank page, check this:
...in your Microsoft Internet Explorer, click the "Tools" menu, and then "Internet Options". Then click the "Advanced" tab. Scroll down to the "Security" section. Check the top two boxes (they are probably unchecked):
"Allow active content from CD's to run on my computer."
Make sure those two boxes are checked. Click "OK". Hopefully the problem is now corrected!
Question 3: Where are the video clips? Where do I find the video clips menus for viewing the clips?
"Allow active content to run in files on my computer."
In the top menu, click "Video". The "Coach's Clipboard Video Clips" page will then load. Use the menus for accessing all of the video clips.
Question 4: The video clips don't work!
The video clips are widely compatible with flash and multiple HTML5 formats supported, allowing for compatibility for essentially all computers and devices. If you cannot view the clips, consider updating your browser to the latest version.
If you copied the files to your hard drive, make sure all files are in the correct folders! The video clips should be in the "Video" folder, which is a sub-folder of the main program folder.
Question 5: How do I view the articles?
Use the menu at the top to view the articles, or you can use the "Index of Articles" page.
Question 6: Printing Questions
How do I print plays and other articles?
Open the "Index of Articles". All the articles are contained in the top menu or in the Index. Select the article you want to print from either the menu or the Index. Click "pdf File" in the top menu. The article's pdf file will pop up, and you can print it. Articles will also print nicely using your browser's "Print" button.
Is it possible to print the entire contents at once, rather than page by page?
Yes! Internet Explorer has this feature built-in. In the top menu, click "Index of Articles". This page lists all of the articles included on the CD. Then select from your Internet Explorer top menu, "File" and then "Print". In this print dialog, click the "Options" tab at the top, and then check "Print all linked documents", and click the "Print" button at the bottom. Have lots of paper and ink on hand!
You refer to menus. I don't see any menus on any pages!
The current menus are css-based, so they should be viewable on all computers. If not, upgrade your browser. You can use the program without the menus by using the "Index" pages for the playbook, animations and video clips.
Question 8: Can I copy the CD files to my hard drive? Wouldn't it run faster?
Yes, you can copy the files to your hard drive, and the program will run faster. But you must make sure all the files are in the correct folders! The easiest way to do this is to click on the "CCPlayersCDSetup.exe" copy utility included on the CD. This setup program will copy all of the files onto your computer, and will place an icon on your desktop for loading the program.
Use Windows Explorer, insert the CD, and then click on the CD in Windows Explorer. Click the Windows Explorer "View" menu and then "Details". Then in the right sided pane, on the top, click "Type". Now you should see the program "CCPlayersCDSetup.exe" (Application) file... just double-click on that to run the copy program.
Mac Users... Mac computers cannot run the copy utility, the CCDeluxeSetup exe file, because Mac's do not use exe files. But you can hand copy all the files from the CD to a folder on your computer (using your computer's file manager program). Create a folder called "CCPlayersCD". Then copy all the files and subfolders on the CD into this folder. When you do this, make sure that the subfolders (Animations, images, files, Video, css, Audio, ProMovesvideoplayer_files) are all subfolders under your main program folder. Then, once copied, try running the program from your file manager program, finding the program folder "CCPlayersCD"and the "PlayersIntro.html" file in that folder and double clicking on it.
Question 9: What do the control buttons seen with the Animations and Video Clips do?
When viewing video clips, to toggle (on/off) the audio clips from Coach Gels, use the "Play" and "Mute" buttons.
Also see the graphics and explanation below.
#1 stops or pauses the animation
Question 10: I'm still having problems! Now what?
#2 starts or restarts (after a pause) the animation
#3 rewinds the animation to the very beginning
#4 moves the animation back one frame
#5 moves the animation forward one frame
#6 moves the animation to the end (very last frame)
#7 when lit, causes the animations to go back to the beginning and replay when completed
Slider shows the progress of the animation, and you can slide it to advance or back up the animation.
Video Controls (top row):
#1 is an audio control and will mute the audio but it is recommended to use the bottom audio controls instead
#2 resets the video to the first frame after it has been paused
#3 backs the video up by one frame after it has been paused
#4 stops and resets the video to the beginning (first frame)
#5 plays or pauses the video
#6 allows you to move forward by small increments... you must first pause or stop the video to use this feature. Each mouse click moves it forward a little. If you hold the mouse down, it advances more rapidly.
#7 goes to the very last frame and the video automatically replays.
Audio controls (bottom row):
#1 turns the audio off
Volume Slider Control... soft to the left, loud to the right
Progress bar shows the progress of the audio
#2 resets the audio back to the beginning
#3 moves the audio back one frame
#4 stops and resets the audio back to the beginning
#5 starts or pauses the audio
#6 moves the audio forward one frame
#7 moves the audio to the end
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The Coach's Clipboard Player's CD, including all the Animations, Playbook and Appendix, Video Clips and all the contents of the Coach's Clipboard web-site, are under copyright protection. Unauthorized copying and distribution of this CD or it's contents are prohibited by law.
Copying is limited to coaches and players who may use the articles for their own team or organization only. Coaches are permitted to print any of the articles in the Playbook for distribution to their own players and coaches, or in creating their own team playbook. However, these materials may not be used on a web-site without permission from the Coach's Clipboard's author, James A. Gels.