If you have a favorite one, you may use it, but for the purposes of this book, we shall download the older version of Blender that does have a video player included:
Linux users take note
I found a bit of a snag when trying to download Blender 2.49 into Ubuntu. If the straight-ahead method fails, it can be done using the Terminal.
You get the Terminal (
terminal.app) in the Ubuntu Software Center, type in
Terminal and it ...