River System Requirements

Publishing

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010/2013/2016 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel / AMD 1 GHz or faster processor. Recommended: Quad core 3 GHz or more
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum. Recommended: 4 GB or more
  • Video: 256 MB minimum. Recommended: 512 MB or more
  • Storage: 500 MB free space on your hard disk for program installation
  • Display: 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Media: Windows-compatible sound card, microphone, speakers

System requirements may vary depending on the complexity of what you are publishing.

Note: Pay attention to the Video profile setting in the River Publishing window. The higher output resolution you choose, the more computer resources are required for turning your PPT into an .mp4 video file.

iSpring River Video Profile setting

Let’s compare a few tasks and the minimal system requirements for each of them.

Simple

If your presentation contains text and audio narration:

PowerPoint text with audio
Video quality Requirements
Portable devices Memory: 1 GB RAM or more
Internet and DVD
Original slide size
Computer and HD displays

Medium

If you use PowerPoint animations or transition effects:

PowerPoint Transition: Curtains
Video quality Requirements
Portable devices Memory: 1 GB RAM or more
Internet and DVD
Original slide size Memory: 1.5 GB RAM or more
Computer and HD displays

Complex

If you have video files embedded into your presentations:

PowerPoint slide with video
Video quality Requirements
Portable devices Memory: 1 GB RAM or more Video: 256 MB video memory
Internet and DVD Memory: 2 GB RAM or more Video: 256 MB video memory
Original slide size Memory: 3 GB RAM or more Video: 512 MB video memory
Computer and HD displays Memory: 4 GB RAM or more Video: 512 MB video memory

Viewing

Desktop and laptop computers:

  • Windows Media Player / QuickTime Player (Mac)
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9 or higher / Safari 7.1 or higher (Mac)
  • Mozilla Firefox 35 or higher
  • Google Chrome 31 or higher

Mobile devices:

  • Apple iOS 7.1 or later on iPad and iPhone
  • Android OS 4.4 or later

iSpring River creates .mp4 video files. Find more about the viewing requirements for mp4 video files on different platforms: http://caniuse.com/#feat=mpeg4

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