Live Stream Frequently Asked Questions
What is streaming?
Streaming is the broadcasting of near real-time video and audio, to an audience over the internet.
Where do I go to access the live stream?
Go to Council’s website www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au and click 'Council Meetings' and then 'Council Meeting Live Stream'. Alternatively, just type in www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/live-stream.
Can the stream be viewed on a mobile device (e.g. laptop, tablet or mobile phone)?
Yes, if you have internet access on your device.
What do I need to view the videos?
You will need a device running a supported operating system, a supported web browser and speakers. The stream can also be viewed through the YouTube app directly on supported mobile devices. You can also be notified automatically any time Council releases a video, if you subscribe to the Cassowary Coast Regional Council YouTube channel.
Can I watch the maximise the video and watch full screen?
It's easy, just click the "YouTube" button in the bottom right hand of the video, and it will take you directly to the video on YouTube!
How much data will be used while streaming an archive video?
YouTube will scale the data based on your device and connection speed. Council recommends using Wi-Fi or a fixed-line connection, when viewing the broadcast.
Can I download the recording of a meeting to keep?
No, but the meeting will be available online for 12 months.
I can’t access the stream. What should I do?
Council uses YouTube to stream meetings. If you are unable to access the stream when the meeting is occurring, go to the YouTube help website.
I can't view the stream but there is a “Video Unavailable. This video is restricted” message displayed.
This may be because “Restricted mode” is enabled on your YouTube profile. To turn restricted mode off, follow the instructions.
Can I pause or stop and re-start the stream?
Yes, YouTube will allow you pause, rewind and resume your playback of the livestream.
Will I be able to watch a recording of the meeting afterwards?
The meeting will be recorded for statutory record, however it will be upon the new Council to establish whether it should be made available for future viewing.
Does this mean that all future meetings of Council will be live streamed?
It will be upon the new Council to establish whether future meetings will be live streamed.
Can I communicate directly with the attendees of the event that is being live streamed?
YouTube chat has not been enabled for this event. It will be upon the new Council to establish the level of interaction and respond to enquiries using the YouTube chat functions in future events.
Can I watch Council Meetings that have been streamed, after they are over?
Yes, for a playlist of previously streamed meetings, go to Council's YouTube Channel