Streaming Requirements for Mediasite | St. George's University

Streaming Requirements for Mediasite, Panopto and Zoom

MEDIASITE REQUIREMENTS

Mediasite recommends the following system requirements for the best presentation viewing experience.

Windows requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Broadband Internet connection

Apple MacOS

  • Apple Mac OS  Mojave (version 10.14) and higher
  • Apple Safari, Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Broadband Internet connection

Linux requirements (on-demand playback only)

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:

Apple iPadOS requirements

  • Apple iPadOS 13 and higher
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Apple iOS

  • Apple iOS 12 and higher
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Android requirements (on-demand playback only)

  • Android 9 or later
  • Chrome browser

Additional considerations
To view Mediasite presentations using Firefox over Windows Vista:

  • Use the ActiveX Plug-in you are prompted to download when you first attempt to view a presentation.

OR

  • Copy the Windows XP plug-in dlls to your machine following these instructions.

Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble viewing your presentation, verify your computer meets the minimum requirements for playing back Mediasite presentations.

PANOPTO REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 8.1 and above

Apple  

  • Mac OS X 10.13 and above(PPC-based NOT supported)
  • iOS 12+

Processor        

  • 1.8 GHz or higher

Memory         

  • 1 GB

Network Bandwidth 

  • 50 Kbps for audio-only presentations. 300 Kbps for presentations with one video stream, audio, PowerPoint and screen capture. 500 Kbps for

presentations with multiple video streams.

Applications  

  • HTML 5

Supported Browsers  

  • Panopto supports the latest versions of Chrome,
  • Edge (Chromium-based and legacy), Firefox, and Safari.

ZOOM REQUIREMENTS

System requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

Supported operating systems

  • macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later
  • Windows 10*
    Note: Devices running Windows 10 must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Mint 17.1 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
  • CentOS 6.4 or higher
  • Fedora 21 or higher
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Supported tablet and mobile devices.

Supported Browsers

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • macOS: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

Note: Some features in the web client are not supported on Internet Explorer.

Processor and RAM requirements

Processor

  • Dual-core 2Ghz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)

Ram

  • 4 Gb

Notes:

  • Dual and single-core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing (around 5 frames per second). For optimum screen-sharing performance on laptops, we recommend a quad-core processor or higher.
  • Linux requires a processor or graphics card that can support OpenGL 2.0or higher.

High-DPI support

  • High-DPI displays are supported in Zoom version 3.5 or higher

Bandwidth requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participant‘s’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi, or wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:

  • For 1:1 video calling:
    • 600kbps (up/down) for high-quality video
    • 1.2Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
    • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)
    • Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)
  • For group video calling:
    • 800kbps/1.0 Mbps (up/down) for high-quality video
    • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
    • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5Mbps (up/down)
    • Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0Mbps (up/down)
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
  • For screen sharing with  video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
  • For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps

Recommended bandwidth for webinar attendees:

  • For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (down) for high-quality video and 1.2Mbps (down) for HD video
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps (down)
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps (down)
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps (down)

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