Monday, April 16, 2007

Play It Again, NAB

Later today Adobe will be unveiling more about its video player, Philo at NAB. The product has now been renamed Adobe Media Player. Apparently it's going to be just that - a player - and not a portal or aggregation service. Wisely, Adobe has decided not to bite the hand that feeds it. The product is essentially a video RSS reader. Naturally, the player is a desktop Flash video player and will be available for both Mac and PC and will now boast DRM (see previous post about Widevine).

Not wishing to be kept out of the NAB party, Microsoft will be launching their own video plug in, Silverlight, which used to be called WPF/E based on Window Presentation Foundation and linked into the new Expression suite of Adobe challenging web development tools.

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