What do I need to view this Webcast?
Windows 7 1
Windows XP SP3
Note: Mac OS X and Linux users please click here.
|Pentium 4 - 1.3 Ghz or equivalent
Internet Explorer 7.0+ 2
Pop-up Blocking Software Disabled 3
AUDIO: Sound Card with speakers
VIDEO: Monitor with 1024x768+ resolution support
Windows Media Player 10+
Adobe Flash Player 10.1+ 4
High speed Cable / Fiber / DSL 5
Corporate LAN 6
High speed Wireless LAN / 4G7
1 Older Windows operating systems, including Windows 2000, will most likely work but are not officially supported. Please consult http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=lifesupsps to determine if your operating system is still supported by Microsoft.
2 For security and performance reasons it is strongly advised to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer.
3 The presentation is built on pop-upless technology; however, the presenter may choose to use pop-up windows. In these cases, pop-up blocking software must be disabled for the presentation to work correctly. In many cases, holding down the "CTRL" key while opening the Webcast URL will temporarily disable your pop-up blocking software. Please consult the documentation for your pop-up blocking software to determine the correct way to temporarily disable it.
4 In addition to having a properly installed Adobe Flash Player your pc must permit rtmp (over port 1935) and / or rtmpt (over port 80) live streaming protocols. Please contact your local IT Administrator if you are unsure of your settings.
5 High speed Cable / Fiber / DSL. Typical connection speeds can vary from 500Kbps - 2Mbps+. Please check with your local ISP for bandwidth allotment.
6 Corporate LAN. Bandwith on corporate LANs can vary based on network traffic. Typical connection speeds can vary from 500Kbps - 2Mbps+. Please check with your local ISP for bandwidth allotment.
7 High speed Wireless LAN / 4G. Bandwidth on high speed wireless connections can vary widely based on network traffic. Your connection must allow for at least 500Kbps. Please check with the wireless provider for average bandwidth allotment.
What support is available for users on Macintosh and Unix/Linux-Based operating systems?
This presentation incorporates advanced multimedia features that allow elements such as slides, polling questions, surveys, and application demonstrations to be dynamically sent to the audience synchronized with the presentation. Mac and Linux audiences may view the presentation using a supported Firefox Web browser and Adobe Flash player. Please note that some presentations may not feature a Flash option.
Why can't I hear audio?
- If you have internal speakers, make sure they aren't muted.
- If you have external speakers, make sure they are powered on and aren't muted.
- Make sure you did not lose Internet connectivity.
- Make sure you have the media player installed that you are attempting to use and the plugin
is correctly installed within the browser.
- If you are using Windows Media Player and the player simply stops and/or gives you a generic "error"
message, you may be missing an audio codec required to decode the presentation audio.
Click here for the Microsoft Codec Installation Package.
Alternatively, you can download the latest player here:
- If you are using Adobe Flash Player and are having connection issues please refer to the section labeled "Why do I get a "connection failed" or "connection blocked" message when I try to view Adobe Flash streams?"
What is a pop-up blocker and how do I disable it?
Pop-up blockers are software programs that stop unsolicited "pop-up" browser windows from launching automatically.
These windows often feature advertisements that can be an annoyance to users trying to browse the Internet, however
some features of the Webcast may make use of pop-up windows to deliver key functionality. Depending on the software
progam you have installed you may be able to add the Web site URL to a list of permissible Web sites where pop-up windows
It is common to have one or more pop-up blockers that you may be unaware of. Most pop-up blockers reside either in the system tray (lower right hand corner of your screen by the clock) or as a toolbar in Internet Explorer (at the top of your browser, go to "View" and then "Toolbars"). These can be disabled in their options or preferences menus. (Common toolbars such as Google and Yahoo Companion have built in pop up blockers).
Also, if you are unaware of any other pop-up blockers that are running on your computer, you may want to see if you have personal firewall software running, such as Norton's Internet Security or ZoneAlarm. If you have either of these, they will also block pop-up windows.
Where can I download the latest streaming media players?
- Windows Media Player -
- Adobe Flash (for viewing Application Demonstrations and Video Roll-ins) - http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Where can I download the latest Internet browsers?
- Google Chrome - http://www.google.com/chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx
- Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
I occasionally hear a clicking noise during the presentation. How do I turn it off?
Certain browsers may produce a periodic clicking during the presentation on Windows operating systems. This is normal, but it can be turned off.
- Windows 7 - Click on the Windows Start icon, then choose "Control Panel" > "Sound," > "Sounds" tab. Scroll down the "Program" menu until you reach "Start Navigation." Set the sound to [None] and click "OK." The clicking will be disabled.
- Windows Vista - Click on the Windows Start icon, then choose "Control Panel" > "Sound," > "Sounds" tab. Scroll down the "Program" menu until you reach "Start Navigation." Set the sound to [None] and click "OK." The clicking will be disabled.
- Windows XP - You can disable this noise by going to the Start menu, then "Control Panel". Open "Sounds and Audio Devices," and click the "Sounds" tab. Scroll down the "Program Events" menu until you reach "Start Navigation." Set the sound to [None] and click "OK." The
clicking will be disabled.
Why do I get a "connection failed" or "connection blocked" message when I try to view Adobe Flash streams?
In addition to having a properly installed Adobe Flash Player your pc must permit rtmp (over port 1935) and / or rtmpt (over port 80) live streaming protocols. Corporate users behind proxy servers should be sure their network settings do not time out on rtmpt requests or the player may freeze after a set period requiring a stream restart. Please contact your local IT Administrator if youare unsure of your settings.