Technology Reqirements for the
Oral Arguments Archive
The arguments on this site can be viewed, but cannot be downloaded. To inquire about purchasing a copy of an argument, please contact
The arguments are available as windows media player files.
|Windows||Archive files will play using Windows Media Player version 9.0, 10 and 11. Windows Vista, XP and 2000 come with the Media player installed for free. Users on an older Windows system may have to upgrade the player in order to view the files.|
|Macintosh||Macintosh Users can download windows media player for the Macintosh.|
|Linux/Unix||Users can play windows media files using media players such as Mplayer or the Helix Universal Player|
Quality of the playback is determined by Internet congestion and your connection speed. Most of our video clips are larger than 40 Mb. If you are connecting using a 28.8k modem your video will be choppy and poor, 56K modem will be fair to good and cable modem and up (100K +) will have a smooth viewing experience.
If you are having trouble viewing an archived argument please contact the Law Library via email or phone at (973) 353-3061. Please include the following information:
- The version of the media player you are using
- The type of Internet connection (i.e Dial-up, Cable Modem, Broadband) you use
- The docket number of the argument you had trouble viewing
- The text of any error messages you may have received while trying to view the argument
This information will help us quickly address the problem.
You may have difficulty playing an argument in your workplace if your employer is running firewall software that blocks the playing of streaming media content. This happens frequently, so please contact your network administrator and find out if this is the case at your workplace. If this is the case, you could ask them to add our website to a list of allowed sites for streaming content or, you can ask them to open the port 1755 on the firewall. If your network administrator would like more information about our streaming content please ask them to email us and we will try to assist them.
If you are running firewall software on your home computer, such as Norton Internet Security, the default settings for the firewall may block the viewing of an argument. In order to play our content in these instances you will need to add our site to your list of trusted sites or, you can open the port 1755 on the firewall. The way to do this varies among the different types of personal firewall software available, please consult the help files for your particular program. If you have trouble doing this please email us and let us know the type of firewall software you are using. We will try and assist you in configuring it in order to allow you to view the arguments.