COURT OF APPEALS WEBCAST FAQ
Please note: The live webcasts start promptly at 2:00 PM. You will be unable to connect prior to this time.
(1) What are the
basic requirements to be able to view the webcast?
To be able to view the webcast on any type of personal computer, you need an installed sound card and speakers or headphones.
(2) What are the optimal technical requirements to view to the webcast?
For PC users, a Pentium processor is preferred. In addition, you need a quality Internet connection.
(3) Can I view the webcast through my office firewall?
Yes, the Windows Media Player delivers audio - video over RTSP and TCP. Do contact your system admin to enable the port to access the webcast.
(4) The audio-video stopped?
Try and refresh the page from where you are viewing the webcast. You can press F5 on your keyboard.
(5) The player started buffering?
You might be experiencing low bandwidth/connectivity at your end. The streams will automatically start as soon as you reach the required level of connectivity.
(6) The player asks to be upgraded?
Download and install the application.
(7) Which version of Windows Media Player required to view Webcast?
Windows Media Player 9 or above is required.
(8) What do I do when there isn't sound?
Check to see that your speakers are:
Connected to the correct port on the back of your computer,
plugged into a power outlet, and
turned on and turned up to an audible level.
Adjust your system volume settings:
Go to the Start menu > Settings > Control Panel,
Select the audio icon from the audio tab and turn up the volume. Verify that the mute boxes are not checked.
NOTE: If the playback audio area is inaccessible it is likely that your system is not configured for sound.
Also, the Media Player must be enabled for sound. To turn up the volume
on the media player:
Open Media Player from your Start menu, and
Look for the speaker icon and adjust the volume using the slide bar adjacent to the icon.
(9) Why is the video slow and choppy?
If you are using a slower internet connection, you may experience a slow transmission rate, and the image may be choppy at times due to high traffic on the Internet.
Try closing all other applications.
Keep in mind that this is not a television signal and that the video and audio transmission put a tremendous load on current Internet technologies.
10) What if I can hear the audio but cannot see the video?
Your version of Windows Media Player may not have the newest video decoding components. If this is the problem, Media Player should try to automatically download the required components from Microsoft’s web site. If not, please visit Microsoft's web site for assistance.
Your Internet connection may not be able to maintain a steady 56 kbps stream. You need a 33 kbps actual connection to see video. If your connection drops below 33 kbps, Media Player will provide only the audio part of the broadcast.
NOTE: If you do not know the connection speed, you can right click your mouse while in the video and check properties for the connection speed.
11) Common Streaming Errors in Windows Media Player
Click here to see some common streaming errors in Windows Media player from Microsoft and some of the steps you can take to remedy them.
If you have an additional
questions please send an email to the Court
of Appeals IT Department..