Webcast

Webcast

For those who wish to attend the 2015 Commencement Exercises from anywhere around the world, MIT is delighted to provide a live, captioned webcast on June 5. Pre-ceremony coverage starts at 8 am. The Exercises begin with the arrival of the Academic Procession at Killian Court at 10 am.

The Investiture of Doctoral Hoods on June 4, 2015 will be webcast, as well. Links to view both these events will be made available shortly before they begin.


Tips and troubleshooting

If you are on a personal computer or laptop, make sure you have a current version of Adobe Flash installed. Please go to Adobe's site and follow the steps outlined on that page to make sure that you have an up to date version of Adobe Flash installed. *Note: If you are viewing the live stream from a tablet or smartphone you will not need to install Adobe Flash.*

Use the best network connection possible – wired is better than wireless. You can run a speed test to determine your download speed.

Close all applications except those necessary for the webcast. This frees up the computer for better performance. A possible cause of choppiness or pausing playback is insufficient CPU resources on the broadcaster or the viewer side. If you have an older computer, its graphics card may have a difficult time encoding and decoding live and recorded video. We recommend shutting down all other applications and browser tabs / windows while broadcasting and viewing if you are experiencing playback problems. 

If your computer has a Power Plan (Energy-Saving settings), choose high performance.

If you’re using a laptop, avoid running on battery: it can reduce performance.

Common problems and solutions

No video player, there is just a blank space where the player should be:

Stream is frequently re-buffering, looks "choppy," "laggy", "pausing" or "stop and go":