Super Bowl Extra Player Help
Smooth Streaming HD
Content for Super Bowl Extra is presented in hi-definition through a technology called Smooth Streaming, part of Microsoft Silverlight. When watching a video with Smooth Streaming, the Bit Rate indicator (signal strength meter) on the right end of the control bar will indicate the quality. When the video is playing at optimal definition, the HD icon will appear.
The Super Bowl Extra player requires the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight in order to access the high quality video presentation. Silverlight is a lightweight, cross-platform web browser plug-in from Microsoft that enables rich multimedia experiences like the Super Bowl Extra player. You can learn more about Microsoft Silverlight at http://microsoft.com/silverlight.
Video is currently supported on the following browsers:
- 32-bit Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 for Windows (2003, XP SP2 or greater, Vista, and Windows 7)
- 64-bit Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 SP1
- Firefox 3.6+ for Windows (2003, XP SP2 or greater, Vista, and Windows 7) and Macintosh (Intel only)
- Safari 4+ for Macintosh (Intel only)
- Chrome 12+ for Windows (2003, XP SP2 or greater, Vista, and Windows 7)
Hardware and internet connection speed recommendations for viewing video in the Super Bowl Extra Player
For using the Super Bowl Extra player, we recommend the following minimum hardware and broadband connections:
- 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 or Intel-based Macintosh, 1 GB RAM, hardware acceleration-capable graphics card
- 768k broadband connection
For the best quality experience using the Super Bowl Extra player, we recommend the following minimum hardware and broadband connections:
- 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 (Windows or Macintosh), 1 GB RAM, hardware acceleration-capable graphics card
- 2500k broadband connection
Machine and network conditions may vary during playback and affect the end-user experience.
- Super Bowl Extra is only available within the United States
- The Super Bowl Extra player is only available while the game is being broadcast live on TV/Cable. The player will be taken down shortly after the game's conclusion.
For more information about Microsoft Silverlight, see the official web site.