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ArtsAlive.ca Helper Applications

In order to fully experience the multimedia resources on ArtsAlive.ca, the following helper programs are required. All of these players may be downloaded for free.

  • QuickTime will enable users to view audio and video clips as well as webcasts and the QTVR™ Virtual Instruments.
  • Real Player will enable users to view the audio and video clips and webcasts.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader allows visitors to read PDF files such as the Teacher's Kits.
  • Macromedia Flash Player allows visitors to play our interactive games.

For optimum viewing of ArtsAlive.ca we recommend:

Hardware Requirements

  • 800 x 600 pixel monitor resolution, or higher.
  • Sound card
  • Speakers

Web Browser Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 5 (or higher), Netscape 5 (or higher)

Bandwidth Requirements for webcasts

The National Arts Centre provides streaming options for both high and low bandwidth. To optimize your experiences with video and audio files, a cable modem or DSL connection is recommended.