If you are having problems playing the Heimat series from a PC, it is probably because you only have Windows Media Player installed. Heimat is encoded as a streaming .mov file, which is a format that WMP does not support. To remedy this, download either Quicktime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/) or the free VLC media player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) and make sure to set it as the default player for .mov files during the installation.
If your computer still gives you problems, you can also go to the audiovisual reserves desk on the second floor of the Hesburgh library and check out the DVD set, which is on reserve for our class. Unfortunately, you can’t leave the building with the DVDs, so you will either have to watch them on one of their TVs or on your computer. But it’s better than nothing. Good luck!