Adobe Visual Communicator 3

Minimum system requirements for live streaming

To stream live media, you'll need a powerful computer and access to a Flash Video, Windows Media, or Real streaming server that can broadcast live streaming media for either web-based streaming or an IP address for port-to-port streaming.

If you plan to have a small viewing audience, for example five people in the same office, you can use port-to-port streaming without a streaming server. If you'll be broadcasting to a large audience over the web, use a streaming server.



To use the RealMedia format, you must have RealProducer, software from RealNetworks, Inc., installed. To stream using RealNetworks, you must have the RealPlayer Helix Producer installed. Other programs that support streaming in Real do not save settings in the format that Visual Communicator reads.

Live streaming is extremely processor intensive. Your computer's performance depends on a variety of factors, including the type of audio and video input used, the complexity of the show, the configuration of output settings, the type of video card, and the range of other tasks running on the computer.

The minimum system requirements are:

  • 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or equivalent
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
  • NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon AGP video card, with the most recent driver.