A web browser (which you are currently using to view this page) and a video player are needed to access Harvard@Home. Any browser version installed within the last couple years should support all the necessary technologies of the site.
What video players are needed for viewing the programs?
Harvard@Home focuses on video as a means of delivery. The video programs on the site require that a video player is installed on your computer to work properly.
For the most recent Harvard at Home programs, our video plug-in of choice has become Flash. If you have browsed any video-sharing sites over the past year, it is likely that you would have come across Flash Video. Flash video has become one of the most promising technologies in the realm of delivering video content on the Internet. Given these developments, we have decided to deliver some of our new programs via Flash. In order to view videos on these programs, you will need to have the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed onto your Internet browser. To download the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player, please go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer (free)
- Download Adobe Flash Player (free)
For the earlier programs on the site, we made video content available in three different formats RealPlayer, QuickTime, and later Window's MediaPlayer.
Although we make an attempt to support RealPlayer, QuickTime, and on more recent programs, Window's MediaPlayer, whenever possible we leave the choice to the personal preference of the viewer. In certain cases, the technologies used to deliver the video are different between the three video players, and we suggest that if you're having trouble with one player, try another player as an alternative.