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Adobe releases Media Player 1.0

updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed April 9, 2008

Adobe Media Player 1.0

Adobe has released v1.0 of its free, self-titled Media Player, in both Mac and Windows versions. The application is built on AIR technology, and plays various resolutions of Flash video, from 480i through to 1080p. While users can play clips downloaded via web, Adobe is focusing heavily on streaming or downloading content directly from within the browser; the company has signed deals with CBS, Comedy Central, PBS and other companies, in order to have their broadcasts included in a default catalog.

Distinguishing the software from the likes of Google's Flash player is the ability to subscribe to broadcasts, highlighting new episodes of a show as they become available. The Windows version of the program requires a 2.33GHz Pentium 4 or faster, with 1GB of RAM and Windows XP or Vista; the Mac download requires Mac OS X 10.4.9, and a 1.8GHz G5 or better.



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  1. Guest

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    Installs without password

    This thing installs onto your machine without asking for you admin username and password! Shocking!

  1. bjojade

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    It sucks

    It DID ask me for an admin password as I do not run in an admin account. If you are an admin and it only installs files in locations that you have write access to as an admin, there is no reason for a password to be keyed in. This is why you DON'T want to run as an admin.

    Now, the performance I got out of it is horrible. I have an 8 core MacPro and it just stuttered and spit the video at me. For a release product it certainly shouldn't do that.

    The menus are a bit tricky to understand and keep moving around. iTunes isn't perfect there either though, especially when you get to the store.

    The quality of the video was HORRIBLE. Very compressed looking. Again, I don't think my machine is lacking in power, so it's just the way they formatted it. It may be 1080p, but if the compression is set high, I'd rather see good quality 480i.

  1. Guest

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    Miro

    Getmiro.com has all of this and interface that makes sense.

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