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Test a Live Event's Streaming

You may want to test your browser's streaming to ensure that you can successfully view the Live Event.

To test a Live Event's streaming

  1. Click the Live Event link to launch the Live Event Viewer.

    The Live Event Viewer launches in a separate browser window.

  2. Prior to the Live Event, an inactive Live Event link and a Test link display in the Play Options box on the launch page. The Live Event link becomes active approximately 60 minutes prior to the start of the event.
  3. Click Test to test connectivity and to verify that you have Adobe Flash version 10 or higher installed.

    Note: If you do not have Flash 10 or higher installed, you are given the option to view the event via Windows Media Player 9 or higher.

    Download the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.

    Download the latest version of Microsoft Windows Media Player.

  4. Return to the launch page to view the Live Event.

    Note: If you need assistance, click Technical Support in the viewer.

  5. If you experience interruptions while viewing the Windows Media Player stream, you may need to change your Network Buffering Option as follows:
    1. While viewing a program, right-click on the Windows Media Player screen and select Options.
    2. Click on the Performance tab.
    3. Go to Network Buffering and click Buffer (a green circle lights up on your selection and disappears from Use Default Buffering).
    4. Type in 30 seconds.
    5. Click Apply on the bottom-right of the screen.