Our dream has been to drag both the INS (specifically, this website and Forum) and this field, kicking and screaming at times, into the 21st Century Digital Age, and this is another critically important step which represents a lot of hard work on Martyn's part. Congrats to all the people at SoulDeep Productions for making this possible!!
Antonio Pereda (Old Kappa), my former Co-Moderator, and one of the nicest people I ever met (one of my mentors, and mentor and friend to so many), would have been so proud to see this . . . .
This was one of our dream features for the future of this Forum and website, along with the digitized INS Journals, which are already available.
Let me give some help to Mac users.
This Max Podcast, which is outstanding, if you are using a Mac will not run on your QuickTime video viewer without adding another program - that is why some Mac users are getting an error message. I ran it last night on a new MacBookPro Retina (mid-2014 build).
Martyn suggested another, free viewer, called VLC.
The content of Max's talk, about culling ultimately 100 pieces at the British Museum from their 2300 netsuke collection, for the recent book, and about the Soken Kisho, and other most interesting, informative and educational things, is wonderful to watch and very professionally done. It runs about 40 minutes and the hope is that Martyn will be producing more of these to be accessed here on this website so that we preserve and present actual lectures for educational purposes here along with all of our threads of discussion, discourse, display of pieces from our collections, and more.
ENJOY, and if you have still having trouble viewing, kindly email me and I'll try to help. Due to a lot of work and other commitments, I may not respond instantly, but I promise to respond and try to help you as we all run different computers and many different operating systems. Whatever computer and operating system you run, you should try to keep updating operating systems as new ones come out because, if you fall far enough behind, you will not be supported by the provider any longer, and you will not be able to do fairly routine things eventually, including viewing a podcast like this. Also, I'm not sure it will be possible to view this podcast on an iPad - I will fiddle around with that this weekend, but I don't think you will be able to do that, so use a laptop. And remember, when in doubt about computers, ask a 14-year old, a digital native!