This is a non-proprietary, open-source MPEG-1 audio/video player
built on Java and, by extension, mostly platform agnostic. We say
"mostly" because our own examination revealed no sound on either
Netscape 4.x (which the company says they expect) or Netscape 6.01
(which isn't supposed to be the case) At any rate, please read the
announcement, try out the demos, and make sure to share your
successes (or failures) with other readers.
WOBURN, MA--April 26, 2001-- The
SurePlayer.org, an open source community, today announced the
release of the world's first nonproprietary, MPEG-1, Java-based
"The goal of the SurePlayer.org is to build a streaming video
player that works on 96% of all browsers," said Alan Blount, driver
of SurePlayer.org initiative. "The player is the first
non-proprietary, open-source video player that plays directly out
of a web page without a download or installation." According to Jon
Orwant, CTO of O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.,"SurePlayer has the
potential to be the most widely deployed video player on the
Internet. Finally, users can watch video in their web browsers as
easily as they can read text. It's about time."
SurePlayer.org is a community site for open source developers. It
was founded to accelerate the adoption and proliferation of
non-proprietary video players and formats. The community was
founded in early 2001 by a group of developers, academic, and
industry professionals with a common interest in advancing video
technology. For more information, visit www.SurePlayer.org.
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