System requirements for watching videos on Yahoo

You should be able to watch videos on connections as low as 100k or broadband (300k or faster DSL, Cable, or T1). We recommend using broadband to improve the speed and performance of your favorite content.

For PC-based systems

Components Minimum Requirements Recommended
Processor PC with a 450MHz or faster processor (Intel Pentium II or greater) PC with 500MHz or faster processor
RAM 128MB 512MB or more
Sound Card 16-bit 16-bit
Operating System 2000/ME/XP/7 Windows XP or higher
Internet Connection Speed 128kbps (narrowband) 500kbps (broadband, such as: DSL, cable modem, T1 or faster)
Video Card 16-bit (high-color) or greater 24-bit (true-color) or greater
Screen Resolution 800x600 1024x768 or greater
Adobe Flash Flash 10.1 Latest version
Other Headphones or loudspeakers High-quality headphones or external loudspeakers

For Mac-based systems

Components Minimum Requirements Recommended
Processor 400MHz PowerPC G3 processor 500MHz PowerPC G4 processor or Faster
RAM 128MB 256MB or more
Operating System Mac OS 10.3.9 Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Internet Connection Speed 128kbps 500kbps (broadband, such as: DSL, cable modem, T1 or faster)
Video Card 16MB video memory 64MB video memory or more
Screen Resolution 800x600 1024x768 or greater
Adobe Flash Flash 10.1 Latest version


Videos work with most browsers. For best results, see the Web browsers that Yahoo supports.

 Good to know: Videos on Yahoo are not supported and may not work on Linux or Unix systems.