On-Demand: Here are the 13 one-hour episodes of
Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" series
This is Carl in a nutshell
[ Carl died in 1996...his complete Wikipedia biography is here ]
Geek alert...the video-files being streamed actually reside in a Google cloud-storage acct.
[ For details about that product, you can click on the Google Cloud Platform logo above. ]
[ My personal favorite episode is Episode 3, where Carl talks of the power of scientific knowledge. ]
He discusses the history of ideas...how astrology slowly gave way to the science of astonomy.
[ By the end of this episode, it becomes clear
why so many present-day scientists are non-religious. ]
(1) Select the desired episode:
(optional:) Browse this chosen episode's details at IMDB.com
(2) Click the start-arrowhead on the video-player to begin the selected episode.
(3) Note: The captions are 'soft', so you can enable or disable them, using the "CC" control.
This web-app page can operate in conjunction with CHROMECAST-compatible devices
So, if you have Wi-Fi, consider buying a Google 'Chromecast' HDMI-dongle
(available at the Google Store or Amazon.com, etc.)
Then, you could simply "tab-cast" this video onto your TV, rather than viewing on a PC or tablet.
Google's methods for"tab-casting"
from each of 3 platform categories
("Computer", "Android", "iPhone/iPad")
Hint: For finer-control of TV-screen layout, first try a "Computer" platform
(Chrome-OS or Windows OS), rather than a mobile device (Android or iOS)
Step 1: Launch desired movie on the 'PC' device. Select the 'full-screen' control.
Step 2: Use the 'Cast to ...' option, in the upper-right menu, in Chrome-browser,
to connect to the chromecast device.
Note: Instead, if you use a mobile device (Android or iOS) as 'Chromecast controller',
you'll get less layout control (and captions will probably not pass-thru to TV)
Geek alert: The videos being streamed are MP4 video files (video-codec=H.264 and audio-codec=MP3).
Video viewing of MP4 video files works fine in most of the major browsers...e.g. Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Edge, etc.
[ They're viewable on Android (but not on iOS?). On Apple MacOS, you'll need Chrome-browser, I think, rather than Safari. ]
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