This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

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.