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Adobe player frees viewers to watch video offline

builds on Flash player, delivers ads, tracks video usage

     
6:29 am on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Adobe player frees viewers to watch video offline [reuters.com]

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc. unveiled on Sunday video-player software that lets consumers play back video online or offline, a move that could help reshape an acrimonious debate over video-sharing.

Adobe Video Player builds on the leading design software maker's Flash player, already the dominant technology used to stream video online by sites ranging from YouTube to MySpace to MSN to Yahoo Video.

The video player is due to become available to consumers over the next several months, Adobe officials said....

7:45 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm...

...while ensuring programmers can deliver advertising and track video usage.

So YouTube with DRM?

9:11 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So it begins.
5:19 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually, you can download and keep Flash video right now. But most users don't know how.
5:46 am on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually, you can download and keep Flash video right now. But most users don't know how.

as long as they aren't blocking unreferred requests...

7:49 am on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Even then, even then... : )
9:48 am on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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you might find some cache laying around somewhere...