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Technical Requirements

Since the core of the programme is being delivered online, you need permanent and easy access to a computer with a broadband connection.

Strong broadband connection is essential to watch online lectures on a weekly basis.

Please note, that you will not able to download the videos and watch them offline. You need to be online in order to access the course and watch the lectures.

We recommend that you use EITHER a wired landline connection (i.e. a network connection that is connected directly to your computer) OR a wireless connection where you have a ‘hub’ at home that is wired. (i.e. a landline that comes into your home through the phone or TV service and then is wireless inside the house).

The recommended connection speed is 1MB or faster.

NOTE: If you are using a completely wireless connection (such as a mobile phone or a mobile wireless ‘dongle’ that plugs into your laptop), you may experience low download speeds or ‘drop out’ depending on signal strength. If you are using a mobile device, you will need at least  a 3G connection in order to view the presentations.

For Viewing Online Lectures on PC/Laptop/Mac


  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 (requires the Desktop Experience), Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later (IE8 or later required if using the Mediasite 7 multiview player), Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later (IE only)
  • Adobe Flash for Smooth Streaming playback (Mediasite 7.0.25 and later); Microsoft Silverlight 5 for Smooth Streaming playback (earlier Mediasite releases)
  • Broadband Internet connection

Note: Enterprise Video Platform 7.0.25 or EX Server 6.1.23 are required for Windows 10 support.


  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash (viewers are prompted to install this when attempting to view a presentation)
  • Broadband Internet connection


Mediasite 7.0.30 and later

Mediasite supports on-demand and live presentation playback on Linux. The majority of testing was done against Ubuntu, but other Linux distributions should work as well. In order to play back Mediasite content we recommend the following:

Mediasite 7.0.28 and earlier

Mediasite supports on-demand presentation playback of MP4 content on Linux. Linux users may be required to install the necessary codecs needed to playback H.264 content. Additionally, Linux users will also require an appropriate browser that can use the H.264 codecs with the HTML5 media element. Installation of necessary browsers, support software and video codecs varies per Linux distribution.
Sonic Foundry has tested, on-demand presentation play back with H.264 content in MP4 format with the Chromium web browser and FFmpeg plugin. We used the following installation procedures to set up the Linux System for testing:

Viewing from a Mobile Device


  • iPad (3rd generation and higher), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, or iPad Mini (1st generation and higher)
  • Apple iOS 8.0 or later
  • Apple Mobile Safari™
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)


  • iPhone 5 and higher, iPod Touch (5th generation or higher)
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Mediasite Mobile App (free download available from the Apple app store; not required for iOS 10+)
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)


  • Android™ 4.4 or later
  • Chrome browser
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher).

Microsoft Surface

  • Windows 10, 8.1, or 8
  • Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 10.0 or later
  • Wi-Fi connection

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