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Streaming Guide: Technical Assistance

This guide will provide information about and resources for streamed video at Hodges Library

Technical Assistance

On the right you will find links that may help you play the libraries streamed videos


For many problems, make sure you are using the latest version of Flash


Google Chrome Issues

Google Chrome may have trouble playing Flash based videos from the Library.  If you are seeing an error message "Error loading player:  No playable sources found" this is most likely the problem.   It is recommend if you get this error message to use another browser like Firefox.  Also, always make sure that you are using the latest version of Flash

You can go to your advanced settings and see how Chrome is set up to allow Flash but the fix is not always straight forward.

One thing to check for Chrome, is to

  • Open Chrome's Preferences and get to Settings
  • In Settings open "Advanced Settings"
  • In "Privacy and Security" open "Content Settings"
  • In "Content Settings" open your Flash settings
  • You want the setting to be "Allow sites to run Flash"
  • You might then want to restart Chrome and see if this has fixed the access problem




Widevine For Residence Life Cinema and Digital Campus

Residence Life Cinema ( and Digital Campus require Widevine player to be downloaded on your machine.  If you do not have it, you should be prompted to downloaded.  Some browsers work better for this than others.

Windows Machines:  Internet Explorer sees to be the best browser to download it.

Mac machines:  Safari seems to be the best platform to download it.

Chrome is claimed to not need it. But if you have problems try downloading it on Internet Explorer for Windows Machines or Safari for Macs.

Firefox.  The versions after 43 do not support Widevine, but if you loaded it before you upgraded to the later versions it will still work on later versions.  There is a reported work around for those who want to use Firefox at

Edge.  Swank is currently working to make this browser usable.


Contact Information

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Steven Milewski
Hodges Library
University of Tennessee
1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37966

865 - 974 - 2647