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Streaming Guide: Playing Streamed Video

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

Video Players

Streamed video is viewed on your computer through a video player.  Your computer may already come with some or all of these preloaded.  The Library owned streams use JW Player which is embeded so you shouldn't have to upload that, but some of the free sights require one or another of the general players.  Once loaded (and if you are on the internet) the programs will usually prompt you to update or upgrade if needed.  You should always try to have the latest update or version on your computer.  To the right are the links to pages where you can get more information or download/update/remove a player.  Note:  Many of the players are reaching the "end of life" and are no longer needed with new ways video streaming is being formated.

Media Players (many reaching end of life and not needed)

QuickTime download/updates (click here)

"Important: QuickTime 7 for Windows is no longer supported by Apple. New versions of Windows since 2009 have included support for the key media formats, such as H.264 and AAC, that QuickTime 7 enabled. All current Windows web browsers support video without the need for browser plug-ins. If you no longer need QuickTime 7 on your PC, follow the instructions for uninstalling QuickTime 7 for Windows"


Adobe Flash Player has come to the end of its life.  "Since Adobe no longer supports Flash Player after December 31, 2020 and blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flass Player to help protect their systems."  More information can be found at the Adobe Flash Player End of Life General Information Page.


Windows Media Player download/updates  (click here)

Windows Media Player is platform specific for (as the name suggests) PCs using windows. 



Microsoft Silverlight will reach the end of support on October 12, 2021. Silverlight development framework is currently only supported on Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11, with support for Internet Explorer 10 ending on January 31, 2020. There is no longer support for Chrome, Firefox, or any browser using the Mac operating system.



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

865 - 974 - 2647