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Adobe Launches Media Player

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    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:
    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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    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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    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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    I'll change that if it's a bit misleading - perhaps I use the term market a little loosely?

    Edit:

    Sorry, my mistake. Mis-worded it, I'll fix that too. :eek:
     
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    download link doesnt work for me in FireFox.Server error blah blah
     
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    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?
    I'm tired of having 3 players because everyone wants to do their own thing.
     
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    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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    Yeah Adobe does have a really annoying software updater.
     
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    Software updater Annoyed Thirded! ;)
     
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    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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    Adobe = BLOATED ware.......no way i will try that crap as well as any other software they have ....;)
     
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    Quicktime update is MUCH more annoying.

    And how is Adobe software bloated guys?
     
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    ...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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    Anyone tried it yet?
     
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    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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    I thought AMP played all major formats?
     

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