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Last Updated: Wednesday October 03 2007 12:42 GMT

Is there a minimum specification to access the service?

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  • "Firefox 1.5 and above, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and above, or Opera 7 and above. Other browsers which support embedded media plugins should work with the BBC Newsround Player.

You will need to have one of the following media players installed:

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player version 9 or above, available free from
  • Real Player version 9 or above, available free via BBC Webwise Real Player download guide
  • Windows Media Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac, available free from You will need this software if you want to view Windows Media on an Intel Mac.
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