Webcast Help

An Internet-based audio/video Webcast of some DCA events is made available as a courtesy to interested parties. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide this service in a reliable and consistent manner. However, since there are various factors that could affect the Internet or end-user connections to this service, the availability and quality of this service is not guaranteed.

Audio & Video Webcasting System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player client software
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in for Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • ISDN, DSL, T1, cable modem or high-speed network connection
  • Sound card

Image: Windows Media Technologies

Allow your Media Player to download the latest codecs and updates if it asks. However, we strongly recommend you install version 9 or higher. If you have trouble connecting to the stream, make sure your firewall administrator is allowing requests to go out using TCP Port 554 for RTSP and 1755 for ms-streaming). How to configure firewalls and Network Address Translation (NAT) for Windows Media Services 9 Series.

For more information please see the FAQ at Microsoft.

Test Your Connection?

If you are not sure that your system is capable of receiving an audio or video webcast, please click on the link below to receive a test 'stream' of audio/video to verify that your system is working correctly. Your system should launch the Media Player and display both a video image (e.g., Cal/EPA logo) and audio stream (jazz instrumental). If you have trouble connecting to the stream, please contact your network administrator for assistance.

video camera icon Test Audio/Video Stream (From EPA site, usually on)

video camera icon Video at MSN (MSN (Bing) public site, always on)