Model Railroader Video Plus FAQs

Published: February 27, 2013
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Q: What is Model Railroader Video Plus?
A:
Model Railroader Video Plus is a subscription website produced by Model Railroader magazine.

Q: What will be on the Model Railroader Video Plus website?
A:
A variety of videos including: basics, how-to videos, in-depth product reviews, layout visits and exciting new shows. Videos cover the full spectrum of model railroading topics.

Q: How is MR Video Plus different than videos currently on ModelRailroader.com?
A:
MR Video Plus videos are being produced in high definition and will be viewed with streaming technology. MR Video Plus videos provide extended, in-depth instruction on topics that appeal to every skill level and interest. New shows are being created that will feature your favorite model railroading experts like David Popp, Cody Grivno, Jim Hediger, Andy Sperandeo, Tony Koester, and more.

Q: Will Model Railroader still produce videos for magazine subscribers on ModelRailroader.com?
A:
Yes, magazine subscribers will still receive new videos on ModelRailroader.com every month. 

Q: How/where can I watch the MR Video Plus videos?
A: MR Video Plus videos may be viewed on a computer, smartphone, tablet, or Internet-enabled television at www.MRVideoPlus.com.

Q: Can I download MR Video Plus videos to my computer or other device?
A:
No. MR Video Plus videos are served with streaming technology.

Q: What are the minimum technical requirements to view MR Video Plus videos?
A: Visit our web-browser utility here or read through the following information

Windows

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent with 1 GHz processor.
  • Operating System: Windows XP (Home, Media Center and Professional with Service Pack 3 and all Microsoft Updates), Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate or Enterprise editions with Vista Service Pack 2), Windows 7 with all available updates, or Windows 8 with all available updates.
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum (1 GB recommended).
  • Video Card: 32 MB minimum (128 MB recommended).
  • Browser: Internet Explorer (version 7 or later), Mozilla Firefox (version 13 or later), or Chrome (version 16 or later).

 
Flash:

  • For Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) playback: 10.0 or higher (10.1 or later recommended).
  • For HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) playback: 10.1.0 or higher.
  • Screen Resolution: 800 x 600 minimum (1280 x 1024 or greater recommended).
  • Internet Connection: Broadband/High Speed (DSL, Cable, T1, etc.). Dial-up connections are insufficient for video playback.
  • Playback Type: Flash with HTML5 fallback

 
Note:

  • For Windows 8, the playback type is HTML5 or Flash in Metro Mode if website is whitelisted. If the website is not whitelisted, Flash is used in Classic mode.
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later does not support true fullscreen mode in JavaScript.


Mac OS X

  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor.
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 or greater with Intel Processors of 1GHz or better; no PowerPC support.
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum (1 GB recommended).
  • Video Card: 32 MB minimum (128 MB recommended).
  • Browser: Safari (version 5 or later), Mozilla Firefox (version 13 or later), or Chrome version 16 or later.
  • Flash: 10.0 or higher (10.1 or later recommended).
  • Screen Resolution: 800 x 600 minimum (1280 x 1024 or greater recommended).
  • Internet Connection: Broadband/High Speed (DSL, Cable, T1, etc.). Dial-up connections are insufficient for video playback.
  • Playback Type: Flash with HTML5 fallback


Apple iOS

  • Operating System: iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Browser: Safari.
  • Internet Connection: WiFi or 3G.
  • Playback Type: HTML5


Android

  • Operating System: Android 2.2 or later.
  • Browser: Pre-installed browser.
  • Flash: 10.2 or later.
  • Internet Connection: WiFi or 3G.
  • Playback Type: HTML5 with Flash fallback


Kindle Fire

  • Operating System: Android 2.3 or later.
  • Browser: Pre-installed browser.
  • Internet Connection: WiFi or 3G.
  • Playback Type: HTML5 with Flash fallback


Blackberry

  • Operating System: Blackberry OS 7.1 or later.
  • Browser: Pre-installed browser.
  • Internet Connection: WiFi or 3G.
  • Playback Type: HTML5


Windows Surface

  • Operating System: Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro.
  • Browser: Pre-installed browser.
  • Internet Connection: WiFi or 3G.
  • Playback Type: HTML5

Q: How often can I watch the MR Video Plus videos?
A: MR Video Plus subscribers receive unlimited access and can view videos as often as they like. 

Q: When will new MR Video Plus videos be added?
A: New MR Video Plus videos (in HD) will be added weekly.

Q: Can I watch sample MR Video Plus videos before I subscribe?
A: Yes, sample videos and pilot episodes are available at www.MRVideoPlus.com.

Q: How does monthly billing work for MR Video Plus?
A:
If you choose the monthly billing option, your subscription/access will continue without interruption for as long as you wish, unless you instruct us otherwise at least 24 hours before the end of your current monthly access period. Your credit card will be automatically charged monthly. If you choose the annual option, your subscription/access will continue for 12 months from the date of purchase. You may cancel at any time. You will receive a renewal notice prior to your access expiring. Taxes charged where applicable.

Q: I’m already a subscriber to Model Railroader magazine. Do I get a special rate on MR Video Plus?
A: Yes, special pricing is available. You must be a subscriber to Model Railroader magazine (print or digital) to take advantage of this rate. 

Q: I subscribe to the digital edition of Model Railroader magazine. Do I get a special rate on MR Video Plus?
A: Yes. If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play Model Railroader magazine subscriber, you must enter your Web Access Code located in the upper left corner on the Table of Contents page of your digital edition to receive the special subscription add-on rate. Taxes charged where applicable.

Q: I didn't find the answer to my question about MR Video Plus on this page. Who can I contact?
A:
Please contact our Customer Sales and Service Department at customerservice@kalmbach.com. Representatives are available at 1-800-533-6644 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 262-796-8776, Ext. 421.