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Streaming Video and Audio requirements


Software Requirements

The software that is supported by Corpcam and is required to view the webcasts are:

  • Microsoft Windows 95 and newer
  • Internet Explorer V5 and newer
  • Windows Media Player V6.4 and newer.

    To be able to play Windows Media streaming movies and sounds:

  • Download the plug-in from this page: Media Player download from Microsoft You only have to download the plug-in once, and you will be able to use it for many other audio & video facilities on the Web.

  • Once you have downloaded the software, you will have to install it. You can do this by saving it to a folder, for example, the My documents folder. Once it's saved to the folder you must double-click on the Media Player icon in the folder and follow any prompts.


Hardware Requirements

In order to listen to the audio you will need the following hardware:

  • An audio card installed inside your computer, or use a computer with an audio card already installed.
  • Speakers to hear the audio. Once your computer is audio enabled you will be able to listen to any audio files. Many new computers have this card already installed. If your PC is not audio enabled, it is relatively inexpensive to do this. Your dealer will be able to assist you with this.

Optimising Your Screen Resolution

Modern websites are designed for a screen resolution of 1024 by 768.

If you are new to PCs, you may have the default screen resolution of 800 by 600.
It is advisable that you change this resolution to 1024 by 768. This will give you a larger viewing area on your PC screen. Once you have done this, you will be able to view websites the way they were designed to be seen.

To change your screen resolution do the following (Windows 95 and NT):

  • Minimize all your windows
  • Right Click on the blank screen. (Anywhere on the background)
  • Choose Properties from the popup dialog that appears. This will open a Display Properties window
  • Click on the Settings Tab
  • You will see a section called Screen Area. This section sets your screen resolution.
  • If the Screen Area section shows 800 by 600 pixels, slide the slider so that the resolution is set to 1024 by 768.
  • Select OK. If the PC asks whether you would like to restart or apply without restarting. Choose not to restart.


  • If you are using the Internet Explorer browser, you can improve your viewing experience on Corpcam by switching the browser into Full Screen mode. To do this press the F11 function key. To return the browser to it's normal size, press the F11 function key again.


    Printing presentation slides from Corpcam

    When vieweing a presentation, Corpcam provides a facility to print the presentation slides. To print the slides correctly you will need your printer to be set up for A4 size paper.

    If your printer is correctly configured, this will already be the case. To set your printer to A4 you can go to your printer settings through Control Panel and change the settings for your default printer. Different printers may have different setting options.

    If you are unsure of how to change your printer settings, contact your IT department.



    Firewall Considerations

    In some instances corporate firewalls prevent the viewing of streaming media.

    If you are having problems viewing our presentations, please contact your IT department. Should your IT department need firewall details from us kindly contact us at the following number: +27 12 665 4388



    How Information is Classified on the Corpcam Site

    Corpcam has presentations for numerous companies. These presentations are either recordings of events or realtime live broadcasts.

    Our team of cameramen travel the country to bring you the latest audio and visual company announcements.

    Live presentations will be indicated by a green asterisk. Live broadcasts are viewable while the presentation is taking place as well as on a recorded basis after the presentation.

    We categorize our presentations by company, presentation type and date of the presentation. At any point in time we have a number of recent presentations on our site.

    Our catalogue lists recent and archived presentations. Once a presentation becomes older, we archive the presentation. Archived presentations are no longer accessible online but can be supplied by Corpcam on request.

    The search facility allows you to search for a presentation should you have trouble locating it via our catalogue. The search will return all presentations that match your search criteria. Some of the presentations may be archived and need to be requested from us.
     


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