Equipment and software
computer with 16+ MB RAM and a sound card with speakers or headphones is
needed to view and listen to a webcast. Windows Media Player, a streaming player software,
and a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape is also
required. Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher and Media Player 9.0 is
DSL or Cable (broadband) connections work well. For dial-up, modems need to be a minimum
of 56 kbps.
Webcasts can be viewed on computer monitors or projected onto larger
screens or walls for larger audiences. Please ensure the system
projecting the webcast is able to also project the audio portion
of the webcast.
Download and install a streaming player
If Windows Media Player must be installed or upgraded, please visit
Web site (exit DHS) for assistance.
Testing the system and sound
Users should test the systems before their webcast presentation is to
begin, to ensure system requirements are met and the webcast works
video and audio generally take 15 to 30 seconds to load and buffer if using a cable
modem or DSL connection. Dial-up can take up to five minutes. Please be patient as Windows
Media Players starts to download the video stream from our server.
Also, please note that the audio portion may begin 5 to 10 seconds before the video.
February 18, 2013