Columbia University System Requirements
Columbia University live programming and archived video can only be utilized through a high-speed Internet minimum connection of 300kbps, such as cable, DSL, or satellite. If your connection to the Internet is by dial-up modem or is slower than a DSL connection you will not be able to watch Columbia University media. A DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection is required.
In addition to having a high-speed Internet connection, your computer should meet or exceed the following recommended system requirements:
Pentium class system running at 600 Mhz or better, recommended 128 meg
Macintosh OSX Version 10.1 or greater running at 800 Mhz or greater.
You must have Internet Explorer Version 5.01 or higher to access the content in
Columbia University. Not supported: Netscape.
To effectively use the pages on the Columbia University, your screen resolution should
be set at 800 x 600 pixels or higher. If you can see the entire width of the site
without scrolling horizontally, your resolution is set appropriately. If not, please
adjust the resolution setting on your computer.
Windows Media Player
Some important elements of the site utilize Microsoft Media Player software,
version 9.0 or higher. If you do not have at least Media Player 9.0 you may be
unable to view live and on-demand videos.
Some important elements of the site utilize Macromedia's Flash software, version
6 or higher. If you do not have at least Flash 6 you will be unable to effectively
navigate the site.
In order to hear the audio components of our films and animations, your
computer must be equipped with a 16-bit or better sound card and speakers
You must have a Docsis compliant modem to receive the Multicast from
Columbia University. The MOTOROLA :CYBERSURFR is not a Docsis compliant
modem, and at this time will not receive the multicast.
At this time you may have difficulties accessing all of Columbia University's content.
Specifically "Live Multicasts", You may have to consult your router manufacturer
for support receiving multicasting. Or as an alternative you can connect the
Cable modem to a single PC.
Some types of firewalls may prevent viewing programming on Columbia University.
Please consult the Firewall manufacturer or Documentation for specific