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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

ComponentsMinimum RequirementsRecommended
ProcessorPC with a 450MHz or faster processor (Intel Pentium II or greater)PC with 500MHz or faster processor
RAM128MB512MB or more
Sound Card16-bit16-bit
Operating System2000/ME/XP/7Windows XP or higher
Internet Connection Speed128kbps (narrowband)500kbps (broadband, such as: DSL, cable modem, T1 or faster)
Video Card16-bit (high-color) or greater24-bit (true-color) or greater
Screen Resolution800x6001024x768 or greater
Adobe FlashFlash 10.1Latest version
OtherHeadphones or loudspeakersHigh-quality headphones or external loudspeakers

For Mac-based systems

ComponentsMinimum RequirementsRecommended
Processor400MHz PowerPC G3 processor500MHz PowerPC G4 processor or Faster
RAM128MB256MB or more
Operating SystemMac OS 10.3.9Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Internet Connection Speed128kbps500kbps (broadband, such as: DSL, cable modem, T1 or faster)
Video Card16MB video memory64MB video memory or more
Screen Resolution800x6001024x768 or greater
Adobe FlashFlash 10.1Latest version


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