MSN Video system requirements

To watch videos on , your computer must meet the following system requirements:

  • An Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth. The videos on stream at roughly 500 kilobits per second (kbps)

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or later, or Mac OS X v10.4 or later

  • A 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor

  • Microsoft Silverlight 3 or later, or Adobe Flash Player 9 or later

  • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM

  • A screen resolution of 1024 × 768 or higher

  • Windows Internet Explorer 6 or later, or Firefox 3.0 or later

  • JavaScript and cookies enabled

  • A 16-bit sound card


  • The quality of the video is adapted to your computer and download connection speed to give you the best playback experience possible. To provide the best video experience, we recommend a download connection speed of 1000 kbps or higher. To test your download connection speed, visit, and then follow the on-screen instructions. To increase the speed of your broadband connection, contact your Internet service provider.

  • Microsoft Silverlight is a Microsoft technology that works on Windows and Macintosh operating systems and enables the delivery of the best online video experience. For more information, including the system requirements for Microsoft Silverlight, see the Microsoft Silverlight FAQ.

  • Microsoft Silverlight isn't supported for all combinations of browsers and operating systems. To check if your browser and operating system support Microsoft Silverlight or to check if you already have Microsoft Silverlight installed on your computer, go to Get Started - Install Silverlight, and then, under Verify your system requirements, click Silverlight-compatible.

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