The GigTV Player allows you to watch live or on-demand rich media presentations through your favourite web browser. Watching a presentation using the GigTV Player is virtually the same as being in the room with the presenter. Keeping pace with the presentation is easy because video, audio and visual aids are synchronised in real time as the presenter speaks.
Click here to test a webcast on your device or click on the graphic above.
Presentations start automatically when you open the GigTV Player. If the presentation is live you can join before it begins or after it has started. The GigTV Player includes separate controls to navigate and adjust the video and slideshow portion of a presentation based on your preferences.
You can also interact with the presenter through polls and Q&A.
GigTV Player Requirements
SURFACE AND WINDOWS RT TABLETS
BLACKBERRY (on-demand only)
To ensure you can participate in a live webcast, please complete these steps:
|1.||If viewing on a PC, we recommend using Chrome as your browser for the best viewing experience. Make sure you’re connected to a good quality internet connection, with a minimum 10mbps download speed. We recommend anyone on Windows 7 to use a browser other than Internet Explorer, as this browser requires a plug-in to view content and is prone to media errors. To ensure compatibility and the best experience on Windows 7, please use Chrome or Firefox.
Mac users on Mavericks OS will need to disable the power saving function in Safari which is designed to disable all plug-ins.
iPad (2nd gen onwards) & iPhone viewers (iOS 10+) can watch via Mobile Safari using a 3G/4G connection or via a wifi network with plenty of download speed.
Older iPhone viewers (iOS 9 and before) will need to download the ‘Mediasite Mobile App’ and be connected to a wifi broadband or 3G/4G cellular network to view live webcasts. Download the iOS app here.
Android (4.4+) viewing is possible live via Chrome Mobile.
|2.||Adobe Flash Player or Microsoft Silverlight will be required for some older browser versions and/or operating system versions. If you don’t have Flash or Silverlight already installed, and you are using an older configuration, you may be prompted to install one of those plug-ins. Please complete the installation and restart your browser, and try to view the presentation again.
Some browsers will prompt you to activate Flash or Silverlight. This must be done before the player will load the video. If you don’t see the prompt right away, look for a Plug-in Blocked message in the address bar. Find the option to Activate or Allow to Run Flash or Silverlight. Additionally, you can permanently allow Flash or Silverlight to run – select Always allow this plug-in.
|3.||Test your connection speed & media player in advance – click here.|
|4.||Test a webcast on your system in advance – click here.|
You may have the opportunity to ask speakers a question during the live webcast. If so, click on the SPEECH BUBBLE icon beside the timeline in the lower right corner of the webcast player. Please include your name and email address. If we don’t get to your question during the webcast, we will respond after the event. If the webcast stops at any time, try refreshing your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why doesn’t the presentation appear?
If you are using a pop-up blocker, configure it to allow site pop-ups.
Why don’t I see Video in the video window?
The presentation may be audio only, dual video (if viewing via mobile phone) or you may not be using the correct browser version. If we’re streaming dual video, only one video will be displayed at any time on mobile phones. You’ll still hear audio but will only be able to see one video at a time.
You can also try updating to the latest version of Flash Player. Some networks block video for security reasons. Try connecting via a mobile network instead.
Why can’t I hear audio?
Check that the computer you are using has speakers.
Check your volume control. There are three areas you may find volume controls:
* Player volume: Look for this icon inside the GigTV Player.
* Computer volume: Adjust the volume slider and confirm that Mute is not selected.
* External computer speakers(optional): Your speakers may have a volume