64-bit Java

iVocalize runs under both 32-bit Java and 64-bit Java on both Windows and Mac OS X.

For users running 64-bit Java, the latest release of Java 7 is required from http://java.com in order for the co-browsing feature to function.

The Java 7 embedded browser is HTML 5 compliant, however, plugins such as Flash are no longer supported due to increased security.

If you rely on synchronized browsing and flash slides for your presentations, then you must recreate your slides in HTML 5 format, or show your slides using the Live Screencasting or Whiteboard features.

The presentation recording feature is unavailable under 64-bit Java, but recordings can be made with a screen recording application such as Camtasia.

Under 64-bit Windows, it is possible to use 32-bit Java by following these steps:

  1. close all applications
  2. open Control Panel -> Programs and Features, and uninstall all versions of Java
  3. open 32-bit Internet Explorer and visit java.com to receive the latest 32-bit Java 7 download

On Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6, 32-bit Java is available by default and is automatically used by iVocalize.

On OS 10.7 and later, only 64-bit Java is available.

Mac OS 10.7, OS 10.8 and Java

Apples’s latest Java “update”, Java for OS X 2012-006, disabled Java 6 for use with Java Web Start and mandates a transition to 64-bit Java 7.

Users of OS 10.7 and later must:

  1. perform a software update to get the latest changes from Apple
  2. open Safari and download Java 7 from http://java.com/download

The latest updates from Apple and Java are required to use the the synchronized browsing feature.

After updating to Java 7, flash content may no longer be shown in the embedded browser due to increased security.

Also, following the upgrade to Java 7, the recording feature will be unavailable.  Unfortunately, Apple removed the mp4 encoding capability in the 64-bit interface.  Recording may be accomplished with a 3rd party application like Camtasia.