New Adobe Media Player Includes Internet TV

Categories: Internet TV

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April 9th, 2008

Adobe Media PlayerI read on TechCrunch that Adobe had launched a media player, (screen shots available at that link) but my scan of the article led me to believe that all it was about was instructional videos for Adobe products. 

I got that one wrong. It's another "Internet TV" player and while I think the user interface has several flaws (from navigating all the content, to a default color scheme intent on being cool -- that makes it hard for my old eyes to actually see the scroll bar and that there are more items), it offers a lot of video content, particularly from CBS & Viacom as far as the "tv world" goes.

Despite its flaws, I found it much faster to navigate than CBS' own website or via InnerTube, but it currently doesn't have all the content available on those sites (the 3 CSIs are there, as well as Survivor, Big Brother and even an episode of Jericho, but shows like The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother are not). It's still new and I imagine they will be adding lots of titles. But you can still get MTV Cribs and The Hills, and there are some classics including , The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver.  Even Melrose Place

Sure, all that stuff was out there before, but this bundles it all together fairly nicely.  You can download the player here

I have to show some love to FriendFeed, because if not for it, I wouldn't have seen the Twitter from Duncan Riley that said: “tip: most of the CBS content on Adobe media player isn't geo-blocked. Free legal shows for non-Americans”.  While I imagine Adobe will need to fix that before it gets the full library, at least I realized  it has TV shows too.  Though now I'll probably be up until 4am watching Melrose Place The Twilight Zone.  

 
  • http://www.xtrain.com Siotha

    That’s So Exciting! My web videos are on Adobe TV! Go xTrain! Go AMP!

  • http://www.xtrain.com Siotha

    That's So Exciting! My web videos are on Adobe TV! Go xTrain! Go AMP!

  • Kresh

    My only complaint is that Adobe acts like a virus.

    I did not have Adobe Air installed and when I installed AMP so Air had to be installed as well.

    After playing with AMP, and not being able to get any of the CSI stuff to play, I uninstalled AMP. There was no provision to uninstall Air.

    I went to the Adobe website and looked through their LiveDocs and they direct you to run the uninstaller located in my /Applications folder. As you can imagine, it is not there.

    I download the Air installer hoping to install AIR again along with the uninstaller, but it says my version is up to date and quits.

    Adobe does not provide a link to download the uninstaller.

    So what makes Adobe different from any other virus that I might pick-up. It it is hidden on my system, I can’t uninstall it, and I don’t know what it is doing in the back ground. Thankfully I have Little Snitch and have denied Air access to the Internet.

    I am through with Adobe and I hope it does not make it to my iPhone or my iPod Touch.

  • Kresh

    My only complaint is that Adobe acts like a virus.

    I did not have Adobe Air installed and when I installed AMP so Air had to be installed as well.

    After playing with AMP, and not being able to get any of the CSI stuff to play, I uninstalled AMP. There was no provision to uninstall Air.

    I went to the Adobe website and looked through their LiveDocs and they direct you to run the uninstaller located in my /Applications folder. As you can imagine, it is not there.

    I download the Air installer hoping to install AIR again along with the uninstaller, but it says my version is up to date and quits.

    Adobe does not provide a link to download the uninstaller.

    So what makes Adobe different from any other virus that I might pick-up. It it is hidden on my system, I can't uninstall it, and I don't know what it is doing in the back ground. Thankfully I have Little Snitch and have denied Air access to the Internet.

    I am through with Adobe and I hope it does not make it to my iPhone or my iPod Touch.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Kresh I had options to remove both AMP and AIR (windows vista machine). But I can see where that experience would be annoying as heck. It would irritate me too — though not so much that I’m not still hoping Flash will find its way to the 3G iphone…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Kresh I had options to remove both AMP and AIR (windows vista machine). But I can see where that experience would be annoying as heck. It would irritate me too — though not so much that I'm not still hoping Flash will find its way to the 3G iphone…

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