The minimum requirements for viewing our website are the following:
· On a PC with Microsoft Windows you will need one of the following web browsers
· Adobe Flash Player version 11 (or higher)
Streaming Flash video:
For the newer streaming cameras that are on the EarthCam.com website, we use Adobe Flash's h.264 capability. A black screen after the loading bar is normal and should go away after a few seconds. In order to properly view the video you will need (at minimum) version 11 or higher. Earlier versions do not support the h.264 video format.
For instructions on installing Flash, see the section below.
In order to install the Adobe Flash Player:
1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/
If the Flash Player does not install correctly on your computer,
please refer to Adobe's help article.
Internet Explorer 8 and Google Maps
There is a known compatibility issue with using Internet Explorer 8 and Google Maps
(which we use for our world map and map overlay for our EarthCam Network player).
In order to correctly get the maps to load you will need to run IE 8 in compatibility mode.
If the player, or parts of the player, appears as a black screen, or does not appear at all, you may need to update Flash.
Please verify that you have at least version 11 of the Flash Player installed
If you see "version 0" or if the above check does not work correctly you can use the Flash version check
on Adobe's website. It's possible that you may need to reinstall Flash if it is not detected properly.
If you are still experiencing problems either installing Flash, or loading our webcam viewer, please refer to
Adobe's troubleshooting guide below.
AOL Users / Alternative install & uninstall method
If you are having difficulty installing flash, please try the alternate download method.
Click the "Flash Player" link under the "Internet Explorer/AOL" column.
You will also need to disable "image compression" located under the "AOL Internet Settings and Options" page. Locate the box that says "never compress graphics" and make sure it is checked.