Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What is Assembly on Demand (AoD)?
The Assembly on Demand or AoD service is a web streaming service that broadcasts live the audio and vision of the proceedings of the ACT Legislative Assembly and its committees. The AoD service also provides a replay service with an audio visual archive of Assembly proceedings from 2009 and committee proceedings from 2011.
Playing video on iPad and iPhone?
On Apple iOS devices, AoD doesn’t automatically play the video when it is selected from the session log, you must also click on the “play” button . Thereafter, your navigation in the list will skip to the correct part of the video.
Do you need Adobe Flash player?
AoD uses various technologies to play the live web stream and recordings of Assembly and committee proceedings. The technologies required will depend on the computer or mobile device and the web browser installed.
If you are using an Apple iOS device, e.g. Mac PC or laptop, iPhone or iPad, and the Safari browser then AoD will use the built-in HTML5 technology.
If you are using a Windows or Android device, the Adobe Flash Player browser plug-in will be required. Flash may be embedded or built into some versions of the Chrome browser and does not need to be installed separately. For more information on Flash go to the Adobe website. http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
However, on some IT environments, Adobe Flash on Chrome may be disabled by default, to enable Adobe Flash in Chrome, follow these instructions from Adobe.
Setting your video quality?
AoD is designed to determine the best video quality based on the speed of your internet connection. If your connection speed varies considerably this may result in choppiness. To alleviate this, set the appropriate quality using the controls in the video window: 240p is designed for the slowest connections; 360p is about average; and 720p requires the fastest connection. Once set, the quality setting will be kept throughout the application.
Downloading a video file of Assembly or committee proceedings?
To download a video file of a particular speech given in the Assembly chamber or during a committee hearing, navigate to the speech in AoD via the Assembly tab or Committees tab and click on the Download link which is to the right of the speech. Depending on the duration of the speech the download may take some time to complete.
The video file is downloaded in MP4 format and compressed into a ZIP folder. Depending on your computer’s operating system and browser, the video file may be uncompressed and opened automatically, otherwise you must uncompress the video file before playing it.
Opening the video file within the ZIP folder will require Apple QuickTime installed on your computer. To play the video file using your native media player, e.g. Window Media Player or VLC Player, save the video file to another location on your computer and open it from there.