Tools

Updated: September 6, 1999, 12:20 PM ET

Audio & Video Tools:
Windows Media Player
The Windows Media Player allows you to play Windows Media, .avi video, and .wav sound files. These formats are used for much of ESPN's audio and video programming. The latest Windows Media Player can be downloaded free from Microsoft.com:

Get Windows Media Player


RealPlayer
To listen to RealAudio or view RealVideo, you'll need the latest version of the RealPlayer. With the RealPlayer you'll have access to hundreds of hours of ESPN audio and video. The latest Real Player can be downloaded free from Real.com:

DownloadPlayer


QuickTime
Apple offers the movie (.mov) viewer QuickTime which is needed to view movies in the .mov format. We recommend downloading this free from Apple:


Flash
Flash is required for certain features on ESPN.com like the Bottomline and GameCast applications. We recommend downloading this free from MacroMedia:


ShockWave
You'll also need ShockWave to run certain features on ESPN.com. We recommend downloading this free from MacroMedia: