The primary function of this website is to listen to our documentaries.
The Player: (image on right)
- Whenever you see a player, just click on the play symbol with your mouse cursor and it will begin playing the attached documentary. Click again to pause and again to unpause/play.
- There is a player on every documentary webpage which plays that particular documentary.
- In the top right hand corner of every player, you will see a shaded corner containing an arrow. If you click on this arrow, the player will launch as a stand alone player allowing you to listen/continue to listen as you browse through other pages on our website.
- There is also a volume function allowing you to set the volume at which you want to listen. To increase/decrease the volume simply click and hold on the small triangle under the volume fader and move according to your wishes.
- By clicking on the volume icon, you can mute and unmute the sound from the player.
Searching for a documentary:
You can search for our documentaries in a number of ways.
Search by keyword
- Search by keyword. Simply type a keyword into the search bar and click on search.
- All/any documentaries featuring your keyword will then appear in a search results page.
- You can then click on the title of the documentary or on 'View more information' to go to the webpage specific to that documentary.
- Alternatively, if you know you have found the documentary you want to listen to, simply click on the 'Listen to the full documentary' and a stand alone player will appear.
- Again, just click on play to start listening.
Search by category
- All our documentaries are categorised according to the topics they cover.
- To search through every documentary available on our website, visit the A-Z search category.
- All our search categories can be found on our home page, in the second line of our menu tool bar just above the keyword search facility. (Pic)
- For instance, by clicking on the health section, you will be taken to a results page which will list all the documentaries we have made in relation to health issues.
- The categories available are: Culture, Life, Sport, Health, Current Affairs, History, Timeless, Other and A-Z
Search through most recent
- Directly underneath the keyword search facility on our home page, you will see a box containing 'Last week' and 'Coming up next'.
- At each side of this box, you will see two arrows.
- If you click on either arrow it will allow you to flick through our 6 most recent documentaries.
- At the end of every search results page, you will see a number of digits in blue boxes. These are the number of page results for your search. To look through each page, simply click on the page number i.e. 2, 3, 4 and so on.
- To leave us know what you think of any of our documentaries, simply click on the star rating within a specific documentary page.
- The star rating is located at the top of every documentary webpage, just to the right of the player.
- You can click on any star, from one through to five - one star being the lowest mark, five being the highest.
- Any text you see that is both underlined and coloured blue will launch a link.
- By just clicking on that underined/coloured text, more information and/or another webpage will appear.
- You will see links on most of our documentary pages and on our 'Links' page which can be found on our home page, at the right hand side of our menu tool bar.
- Within some documentary webpages, you will see a number of photos on the left hand side of the page under the title Photo Gallery.
- The photo gallery is located just above the programme maker box.
- If you click on any of these photos, a slide show will appear and you can simply flick through the gallery by clicking on the forward and back signs, underneath the photos.
- To close the photos, simply click on the x at the bottom right hand corner of the photo.
- A podcast, is very simply, an audio file that you can download to your own computer to listen at a later stage.
- To subscribe to our weekly podcast, simply click on the itunes link in the 'Subscribe and Share' box on our home page.
- You will automatically be taken to the Documentary on One podcast within itunes.
- Simply click on the subscribe button to automatically get our weekly podcasts downloaded to your own computer.
- You can then listen to any downloaded files/documentaries on your computer or further download them to your ipod/creative/mobile phone etc for future use.
- If you click on the podcast button aside the player on each documentary webpage, you will be taken to the RTE Documentary on One podcast feed from where you can then save our documentaries to your computer.
- This feed is useful if you don't have itunes on your computer.
- All our documentaries are available in this podcast feed list so you may have to search through to find the one you are looking for.
- Again, right click on the .mp3 file to save the documentary to a location of your choosing.
- Aside each player, on every documentary page, you will see a download button.
- This download button allows you to download the specific documentary that is contained within the webpage that you are viewing.
- To download this documentary to your computer, simply right click on the download button, select 'Save link as' and then select the location within your own computer that you wish to save that documentary.
- You will then be able to access/play the saved documentary at any stage from your own computer.
Subscribe via RSS:
- A link to our RSS feed is located in the 'Subscribe and Share' box on all our webpages.
- An RSS feed is very simply, a link that will notify you anytime we add any new webpages to our website i.e. a new documentary.
- To use our RSS feed, click on the Subscribe via RSS link and then add that page to your bookmarks.
- Now anytime you visit that bookmark (our RSS feed), our most recently added webpage will appear - the most recently added will always appear first.
- Then just click on the documentary title to be taken to that webpage.
- An RSS feed will allow you to stay informed as to the new material being made available on our website, without having to visit the site to check up.
If you encounter any difficulties within our website which are unanswered above, contact us and we will do our best to help you out.