This site is designed to allow quick
and easy access to live and previous meetings from the
weekly Orange County Board of Supervisors meetings.
The Board regularly meets on Tuesdays in the Hall of Administration,
Board Hearing Room, 10 Civic Center Plaza, first floor,
Santa Ana. Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. A schedule is available
online at http://www.ocgov.com/supervisors/supervisorsmeeting03.asp
The audio meetings are available in two formats. Please
pick the media player you would like to use to listen
to the Board Meetings.
If you do not already have a player, click on one of these
links to download one.
At present, prerecorded meetings will
only play on Microsoft Media Player. Support for Real
Networks Real Audio will be available in the future.
If you have problems listening to the audio please click
Live meetings will be available
as prerecorded meetings approximately three (3) days after
An overview of the Orange County Board
of Supervisors online site.
Click here for a quick guide to get you started in less
than five minutes. Review our frequently asked questions
for more specific answers.
How to use
The Orange County Board of Supervisors
online meeting website consists of three sections. Click
on the areas below for an explanation of each section.
Home This is the main page of the Board
of Supervisors site. From here you can find out when the
next meeting is scheduled.
Live Audio Click here to listen to live audio. You will
be prompted to choose either of two media players: Microsoft
Media Player or Real Networks Real Player. Both of these
programs are available at no cost by clicking on downloads.
We recommend Microsoft Media Player.
Previous Meetings Click here to listen to pre-recorded
audio from previous meetings. At present, only Microsoft
Media Player can be used to listen to previous meetings.
Instructions Clicking here will bring you to the page
you are currently viewing. From here you can read instructions
on: how to use the site; quick start guide; and frequently
Downloads Click on downloads to receive the newest version
of browsers and media players that you will need to listen
to audio on this site.
Following the recommendations of your system administrator,
download a media player from the download section.Note:
At present there are two types of players. Microsoft
Media Player and Real Networks Real Audio. We recommend
"Microsoft Media Player". You may already
have a version of either on your computer. That's
OK, your current version will be updated.
Choose either Previous meetings or Live audio from
the list to your left. Note: Check the status of Live
audio on the status bar at the top of the screen.
Click on the Media Player you wish to use to listen
to Audio. Note: At present, previous meetings can
only be heard using Microsoft Media Player. Support
for Real Audio is being developed.
If you chose Live audio in step 2, do nothing audio
should begin to play. Note: There will be a buffering
period ranging from 15 seconds to a minute depending
on the speed of your modem.We recommend a 56K modem
If you choose Previous Meetings . Click on the
date you would like to listen to. Audio should begin
Audio may sometime take a while to start depending
on the speed of your modem and the rate of your connection.
You should see an indicator that displays "buffering"
before the audio starts. We recommend a 56K modem
for best performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q I have downloaded a media player and
installed it. When I try to listen to live audio, I can't
A There are several things to check.
Is your media player buffering? Depending on the speed
of your modem, it may take longer for the audio to start.
We suggest a 56K modem.
Did you restart your computer after installing the media
Are the volume on the media player and your speakers turned
Do you have a working sound card? Do you hear any audio
when windows starts up or closes?
If none of the above options work, try downloading the
media player again and reinstalling it.
Q The audio plays for a few seconds and stops. After a
few seconds, it will begin playing again.
A This is an example of buffering and is most likely due
to the speed of your modem and/or connection. Although
you can listen to the meetings on a 28.8 modem, we recommend
a 56K modem for best performance.
Q I have downloaded and installed Real Audio G2 but it
is still not working.
A There are two easy ways of fixing this problem.
Refresh your browser. Internet Explorer users press F5
and the Ctrl key simultaneously. Netscape Navigator users
Select view form the menu and refresh.
Close all browser windows and restart your browser.
to the Orange County Board of Supervisors
meetings requires a 4.0 browser or better
and a media player. Currently we provide
support for Microsoft Media Player
and Real Networks Real Player G2 for
Live Meetings only. Both are available
as a free download by clicking on the
We have made
every attempt to accommodate the major
browsers and audio streaming technologies.
All pages will display on Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
and Netscape Navigator 4.0 or
higher. Live meetings can currently
be played on Microsoft Media Player
and Real Networks RealMedia G2.
can only be played on Microsoft Media
We recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer
4.0® or higher to browse and listen
to the Board of Supervisors meetings