The Other media player.
What application launches when you watch a movie on your desktop ? Is it Windows Media Player ?, iTunes (Quicktime ) ? or VLC ? All great applications for the desktop platform but what about the Internet ?
Adobe in an recent announcement have updated the Flashmedia player and in doing so they have sent a clear message to their competitors the Interntnet is their platform and they are the default media player for it.
The new release of the public beta version of Flash Player 9 , codenamed MovieStar will see support for H.264 and HE-AAC and will be available for download from Adobe labs. There is a far more technical review and discussion available here but the short answer to the long document is that Adobe are ensuring you can provide an m4a format ( podcasting to the less technically discerning ) file on a webpage and stream it via Adobes flash player. Want to upload video and have it directly delivered via Flash, you got it.
The Internet has is Media player and its name is Flash, cue obvious Queen link.
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