System requirements

The following are the minimum system requirements for running Microsoft Expression Encoder:

  • Operating system: Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2.

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 (Windows XP only).

  • Processor: 1.0 GHz with MMX or equivalent.

  • Memory: 1 GB RAM.

  • Hard Drive: 350 MB.

  • Graphics processor: Microsoft DirectX 9.0-capable video card; recommended support for Pixel Shader 2.0, with 256 MB or more of memory to support video preview. For example, ATI Radeon X300 or NVIDIA GeForce 5600 class equivalent or better.

  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution with 24-bit color.

  • (Optional) Video encoding hardware acceleration cards to speed up encoding processes.

  • (Optional) USB or FireWire webcam for live streaming.

  • (Optional) A version of Apple QuickTime not earlier than version 7.4.