We will be checking and updating these options in January 2015
when the House and Senate start regular sessions.
Disclaimer: These are suggestions provided by iPad users and have worked for some people, but there is no guarantee that they will work for everyone. The applications (or "apps") referenced are available at the App Store, which is an application that comes pre-installed on iPads.
If you have suggestions or recommendations for other apps that you've found useful for various pages on the Legislature's website, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
The following links should work with both GoodPlayer ($2.99) and OPlayer HD Lite (free but loads more slowly and displays ads at the top)
House Video - mms://audio2.mainelegislature.org/HouseV
House Audio - mms://audio1.mainelegislature.org/house
Senate Video - mms://audio2.mainelegislature.org/SenateV
Senate Audio - mms://audio1.mainelegislature.org/senate
You should also be able to use the Mobile Device Player (mms) links on the House and Senate Video and Audio pages, but there appears to be a problem with the link on the Senate video page. We're checking into that, and hopefully it will be fixed soon.
3/20/14 Update - the information below the line is from two years ago - it may still be valid, but hasn't been retested yet. Once that's done, those programs that still work will move above the line.
Using the app FStream to listen to Committee sessions on iPad or iPhone (we're not sure why, but this app does not seem to work for the Appropriations Committee):
The app GoodPlayer which we suggested last year does not seem to work this year - we hope to find either a more-compatible version of it, or another alternative app to add soon.
Some users have found that the app Puffin (an alternative to the included browser Safari) makes it easier to navigate the Senate website, though it does not apparently allow one to watch or listen to the Senate video or audio (we have yet to find an application that does that):