Adobe talks up next media player
And Microsoft does the same
Adobe says the next version of its media player will allow users to watch video stored on their machines as well as that streamed online.
Sites such as YouTube use Adobe's Flash technology to stream video. But the Adobe Media Player will let you watch videos offline as well. It promises better quality playback and a favourites feature which will automatically download shows.
The player also includes two types of restriction on videos - either providing videos with unremovable adverts or linking videos with specific people or machines. It also promises more information for advertisers on how their content is being used.
Adobe worked with Akamai on the player - which it is previewing at a US broadcasters conference. The software will be available as a free beta later this year. More from Adobe here.
Microsoft used the same conference to announce Silverlight - its in-browser video player previously called Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere.
Silverlight will be available from 30 April 2007 and will work on various browsers including IE, Firefox, and Safari. ®
It's certain : not only will these bloated DRM infestations use 100% of CPU power, but you will also get instant online oversight from Big Brother, who will scourge you HDD from any file that is deemed suspicious by someone else than you.
And going offline will only create a backlog of files to check. As soon as you reconnect, the system will spend 10 minutes doing its sneaky tricks while you wait for it to finish.
Resistance is futile - but that has never been a reason not to resist !
Will this media player also suck 100% of my processor power just to play some stupid animation that isn't really productive like Flash does?
ive had to stop using M$ Media player at work as it cant be used with photoshop or illustrator - it basically buggers up the clipboard and corrupts it. and now we find that adobe has been working with M$ - i bet its not fixed!