Monday, October 1st 2007

Adobe Launches Media Player

With the three main firms currently competing in the media playback industry being Microsoft, Apple and Real, Adobe has decided to launch its very own media player in an attempt to gain a foothold. Adobe Media Player (AMP for short), which is backed by several companies including CBS, PBS and Yahoo (as well as a few other online companies), is designed to work with files based on the same .FLV format used by YouTube and several other video sharing sites, with Adobe saying:
Adobe is driving the next generation of internet video delivery with the Adobe Media Player, the Flash Media Server, content protection technologies, and a broad and powerful ecosystem of partners providing key solutions from content creation through delivery and monetization. AMP brings the best of both the broadcast television and web video worlds to your desktop—providing high-quality content both online and offline, with a wide range of business model possibilities.
AMP is still only a BETA at the moment, with a final release scheduled for March 2008, but if you want to take a look at it you can download it for free from here.Source: TG Daily
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16 Comments on Adobe Launches Media Player

#1
Ravenas
What market do these media players have? I thought they were all free.

EDIT: I guess their market is their music library that people can purchase?
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#2
AddSub
Quote: "backed by several online companies including CBS, PBS and Yahoo"

PBS AND Yahoo?! Well that's it! I'm removing all my other media players and installing AMP. (Yeah right!)

Seriously, CBS, PBS and Yahoo are "online companies". What are offline companies?

[Sorry, too easy.]
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#3
Jimmy 2004
by: Ravenas
What market do these media players have? I thought they were all free.
I'll change that if it's a bit misleading - perhaps I use the term market a little loosely?

Edit:

by: AddSub
Seriously, CBS, PBS and Yahoo are "online companies". What are offline companies?
Sorry, my mistake. Mis-worded it, I'll fix that too. :o
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#4
OneCool
download link doesnt work for me in FireFox.Server error blah blah
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#5
Darkrealms
Your download text says:
http://”http//labs.adobe.com/technologies/mediaplayer/”
It should say:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/mediaplayer/
Thats the issue with the downloads.

If they made "AMP" play MP3, WMA, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPG, AVI, RM, etc I'd be more interested in it.
Also some steap requirements on it too:
2.0 GHz Pentium-class processor or better
512MB of RAM
32MB video RAM
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, XP Service Pack 2; Vista

Mac version req?

Free version but with adds?
The goal is to allow the use and display of standard advertising banners and assets within AMP, triggered by the playlist in coordination with the video playback.
I'm tired of having 3 players because everyone wants to do their own thing.
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#7
Steevo
If it is anything like other Adobe software I predict annoying upgrade popups, mediocre performance, huge resource load, and crappy support.


Yay, just what we all need.
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#8
Ravenas
by: Steevo
If it is anything like other Adobe software I predict annoying upgrade popups, mediocre performance, huge resource load, and crappy support.


Yay, just what we all need.
Yeah Adobe does have a really annoying software updater.
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#9
Darkrealms
Software updater Annoyed Thirded! ;)
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#10
Grings
AMP offers content publishers new ways to distribute and monetize their video assets.

* Branding—Deliver backgrounds, banner, and logos which are displayed dynamically around your content when it is viewed in AMP.
* Advertising—Dynamically deliver banners, in-rolls, and overlays, using your existing ad system, which are displayed in and around your content.
* Measurement—Anonymously measures and asynchronously transmits content usage data to provide valuable metrics for your business.
* Content Protection—Help ensure that ads can't be replaced or removed, and that content can't be reused or remixed without your consent.
* Media RSS—Increases viewership by conveniently delivering new content on an automatic and periodic basis.
Wow, what a bunch of arse this is going to be, i think ill wait for the real/quicktime alternative style strip-down of this
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#11
DRDNA
Adobe = BLOATED ware.......no way i will try that crap as well as any other software they have ....;)
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#12
ex_reven
by: Darkrealms
Software updater Annoyed Thirded! ;)
Quicktime update is MUCH more annoying.

And how is Adobe software bloated guys?
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#13
Misiowiec
by: Ravenas
Yeah Adobe does have a really annoying software updater.
...which can easily be disabled, just the Quicktime one. But yes, they are a pain and it's not like we need yet another player.

Personally I like WMP with the corporate minimalist skin and the K-Lite pack installed, as this handles pretty much anything I use. And of course VLC :)
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#15
Darkrealms
by: ex_reven
Quicktime update is MUCH more annoying.

And how is Adobe software bloated guys?
Honestly I find it easier to turn off/disable quicktimes updater. Adobe's isn't as friendly and it always has the update me button in the top bar. And of course once done the popups start again . . . I have 70 pcs to maintain many have both programs. I hate adobes updater.
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I thought AMP played all major formats?
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