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Using Archive Search

Archive Video Search Help
  1. Use the “Subscribe” options to create customized RSS Feeds. Subscribe to a detailed feed that links to our streaming video player, as well as audio- and video-only options that can be imported to your podcast player of choice.
  2. Use the basic search box to create keyword searches and find content that you are looking for quickly and easily. Enter multiple keywords at once to maximize your search.
  3. Captions containing your keyword search will also display below each session listing. Click any of the “Caption” links to go directly to that segment of the video.
  4. Click “Summary” to view the text-only Floor Summary from that session.
  5. Click “Video” to launch the online Streaming Video player.

Using Online Streaming Video

Online Streaming Video Help
  1. Watch and listen to the proceedings of the House Floor session.
  2. View the Floor Summary in the same browser while watching the meeting.
  3. Click the highlighted items in the Floor Summary to jump to that topic in the video content. (Archived sessions only)
  4. Click “All Items” to navigate through the session using “Jump-to Points.” (Archived sessions only)
  5. Click an item to jump to that point in the session. (Archived sessions only)
  6. Click “Current Item” to access text related to the item being discussed in the video. (Archived sessions only)
  7. Additional help topics are available via the Citizen Help Portal Link.
  8. Use the “Share” link to email the video, or link it on your social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.

What you need to Watch the Videos

You will need a computer and broadband Internet connection. To enable the most effective streaming experience for all browsers and operating systems, be sure you have Windows Media Player or download and install Silverlight from Microsoft. (Read minimum system requirements for watching archived videos.)

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