Mediasite Viewing Requirements

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  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 (requires Desktop Experience), Windows 7, 8, and Vista
  • Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later (IE8 or later required if using the Mediasite 7 multiview player), Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later (IE only)
  • Adobe Flash for Smooth Streaming playback (Mediasite 7.0.25 and later); Microsoft Silverlight 5 for Smooth Streaming playback (earlier Mediasite releases)
  • Broadband Internet connection


  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.0 or later (viewers are prompted to install this when attempting to view a presentation)
  • Broadband Internet connection

Note: Newer versions of Silverlight cannot be installed on Power PC Macs. Silverlight 1.0 was the only version to be supported on the Power PC platform.

Mobile Device Support


With the current version, Mediasite will no longer support playback of Windows Media Format on the Linux platform. Instead, Mediasite will support on-demand presentation playback of H.264 content packaged as MP4. This requires Linux users to install the necessary codecs needed to playback H.264 content. In addition, Linux users will also require an appropriate browser that will be able to use the H.264 codecs with the HTML5 media element. The player selected will not matter.

Installation of necessary browsers, support software and video codecs varies per Linux distribution.

Sonic Foundry has tested, on-demand presentation play back with H.264 content in MP4 format with the Chromium web browser and FFmpeg plugin. We used the following installation procedures to set up the Linux System for testing: