The Demo Movies demonstrate many of the features of Language Explorer (FLEx). They were made with stable release FieldWorks 6.0, so do not contain the latest developments in FieldWorks 7.0 or 8.0, such as the new Notebook area in FLEx or Send/Receive.

To install the movies download the appropriate movie package and follow the instructions.

For FieldWorks 8

  1. Download the movie package (206 MB).
  2. Double-click the msi file you downloaded.
  3. A progress bar appears, showing the progress of the installation.

Unfortunately, the movies do not currently work from within FLEx. There is a problem report about this that has not been fixed. Work-arounds to access the movies are:

You can open Windows Explorer and double-click on each mp4 file to play it.

  • On 64 bit Windows, they are at:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\SIL\FieldWorks 8\Language Explorer\Movies
  • On 32 bit Windows use:
    • C:\Program Files\SIL\FieldWorks 8\Language Explorer\Movies

These movies require Flash Player 10.


You can view the old movies in Cantasia by clicking here. There are some new movies in Vimeo and those created in 2009 have been moved over as well. You can view them at this location. For a list of the available movies click here.