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Experimental Webcasting File Download  Service

We have two video file download services available:

  • One hour file download, files retained for two weeks
  • One day file download, files are retained permanently

Files are available in two formats:

  • MP4 (MPEG4) from 31 January 2014 (Dáil and Seanad only)
  • WMV (Windows Media Player)

You may edit and transcode these files using various tools available on the Web.

Files may also be uploaded to YouTube.

All video files are now available at this address:


Click on WMV or MP4 and navigate to the file that you want to download.

Files are stored in the following directories:

  • MP4
    • budget/
    • dail/
    • seanad/
  • WMV
    • daily
      • cr1/ - Committee Room 1
      • cr2/ - Committee Room 2
      • cr3/ - Committee Room 3
      • cr4/ - Committee Room 4
      • dail/ - Dáil
      • seanad/ - Seanad
    • hourly
      • cr1/ - Committee Room 1
      • cr2/ - Committee Room 2
      • cr3/ - Committee Room 3
      • cr4/ - Committee Room 4
      • dail/ - Dáil
      • seanad/ - Seanad

WMV Experimantal One House File download service

It is intended to provide the following WMV Webcasting download service:

  • One hour files are written every 30 minutes.
  • There will be a 30 minute overlap between files.
  • Files are kept for two weeks.
  • Please note that the last two files may be locked as they are still being written.
  • Files are provided in Windows Media Player format.
  • The following naming convention is:
    e.g. Dail_20120306-10.00.wmv
    • forum =[Dail_ | Seanad_ | CR1_ | CR2_ | CR3_ | CR4_] (CR = Committee Room)
    • YY = Year
    • MM = Month
    • DD = Day
    • HH = Hour
    • MM = Minute
    • .wmv = WIndows Media Video

WMV Experimental One Day File Download Service (Permanent Files)

This experimental service was launched on 17 December 2012.

Note these are large files - 5 GB or more.

The files are rolled over at 09.00 every morning.  If the file is not satisfactory, it will be replaced with a backup file, or a new file may have to be generated from the Broadcasting Unit's archive and this can take a few days.

The current day's file is not accessible as it is still being written.

Experimental One Hour and Full Day File Download Service - MP4

This experimental service was launched on 31 January 2014.

If you have any difficulties with this service please send an email to edemocracy@oireachtas.ie

This service is provided in association with HEAnet, Ireland's National Education and Research Network.