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Streaming Audio and Video

Streaming audio and video enhance your internet web-browsing experience by letting you view video files and hear audio files in real time without having to wait through time-consuming downloads. uses the VXtreme format for its streaming video content. Plug-ins are available for Windows 95, Windows NT, Power Macintosh, and Solaris. VXtreme will be releasing a helper app for Windows 3.1 soon. If you are not sure whether your computer can use VXtreme, see the list below for minimum hardware requirements.

You will need to download the VXtreme plug-in to play VXtreme streaming movies and sounds in your browser. For more information on using VXtreme, visit their support webpage at

If you already have the VXtreme plugin installed and want to try it out, visit our CNN/SI Live Video Page for live press conferences and archived video of past sports news events. In addition, frequently includes VXtreme video into its daily news stories and other feature content.

Required Hardware

Windows PC

  • Windows 95 or NT
  • Pentium
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 5 MB free disk space
  • Netscape Navigator 2.x or 3.01+, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0+ browser software
  • 28.8 modem Internet connection speed or greater


  • Mac OS 7.5.3 or later
  • PowerPC, Apple Macintosh or Mac OS-compatible
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 5 MB free disk space
  • Netscape Navigator 3.0 or 3.01
  • 28.8 Kbps Internet connection speed or greater
  • Open Transport 1.1.1 or 1.1.2

Sun Workstation

  • Solaris 2.4+ (Solaris 2.5 recommended)
  • Sun SPARCstation 5
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 5 MB free disk space
  • Netscape Navigator 3.01+
  • 28.8 modem Internet connection speed or greater


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