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System Requirements

UNITE classes are delivered online as H.264 video streams and files, viewable on Windows and Macintosh computers. 

To view the streams and/or files, you will need:

  1. An Internet Browser

    A word about browsers and media players:

    Not all combinations of browsers and media players will provide the high quality images needed for properly viewing UNITE class material.

    UNITE classes are encoded in H.264 video format, and are embedded in web pages. This means that both the browser and media player software must work together well to give the best quality video. We strongly recommend the Chrome or Firefox browsers paired with the Adobe Flash software.

    Download Google Chrome Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.

    Download Mozilla Firefox Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.

  2. H.264 HTML5 video support or Adobe Flash (for streaming)

    Download Adobe Flash Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.

  3. A consistent Internet connection speed of 768 kbps or greater (for streaming)
    You can use our bandwidth tester Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. to estimate your connection speed, or consult your Internet provider or network administrator.

  4. Podcast Aggregator/Viewer (for podcasts)
    A podcast aggregator/viewer such as iTunes Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (for Mac and Windows) is required only for subscribing to RSS feeds or viewing downloaded podcasts.

Important Firewall Information:
UNITE HTML5 and Adobe Flash streaming video should be able to stream through most firewalls. However, students who plan to view the lectures at their work site are advised to check with their company's network systems administrator concerning firewall issues.

Suggested monitor resolution:
UNITE recommends 1024 x 768 or higher for best results.
When viewing the "two-pane" format, a monitor resolution of at least 1280 x 720 is recommended for optimal viewing.


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