Technical requirements for viewing a Webcast
It is very important that your viewing audience have and know how to use the required technology.
For large groups (receive sites):
- A fast Internet connection is a must at a recieve site (T1 or higher is preferable). Wireless connections can be used but are not recommended as those connections at sites are shared and may produce choppy video/audio.
- Projected Webcasts must utilize a screen large enough for all to see clearly (e.g., at least an 8-foot screen is needed for an audience of 100 people.)
- It is highly desirable to use an audio system that fills an occupied room with high-quality sound. Small computer speakers may not be sufficient depending on the size of the room and the audience.
- The latest available computer hardware and software is always advised.
- Adobe Flash Player 10+ is required for Webcast viewing. For the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, go to the Adobe Download center. (iOS devices see below)
- If video image or audio are not received properly, refresh your browser. If you continue to have difficulties, make sure Adobe Flash is installed or open and use another browser.
- The video and chat initially appear in the same browser window. The video window on the viewing laptop should be enlarged for optimal display. A second independent laptop (sans sound) should be utilized for sending chat questions and comments.
For desktop computer viewers (individuals):
- A fast Internet connection is preferable. Attempting to view a Webcast with a wireless connection at a site may produce choppy video/audio (wireless connectivity is shared at sites).
- A desktop viewer may use either Windows or Mac OS computer platforms, however, Flash Player must be installed to view a Webcast. The chat window will appear beside the video window so you can view and utilize the chat at the same time.
- Test the computer you will be using before the date of the Webcast (test instructions are provided after registering for an event).
For iOS and Other devices (Smart devices):
- iOS and Droid devices can be used to view a Webcast and do not require Adobe Flash installation.
- Note: Depending on your connection speed and/ or location, the video may be slightly choppy. Reconnection may be needed.