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CNET News.Com: RealNetworks player uses Mozilla to read Web pages

Apr 26, 2000, 11:29 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Streaming media giant RealNetworks has quietly added Web page viewing capabilities to a version of its streaming media system using's open-source browser code."

"RealNetworks is using portions of the Mozilla code base in a private-label version of its media player and server created for Web broadcaster Global Media. This version lets RealNetworks' system stream and display Web elements including HTML and Macromedia Flash animation files."

"As more audio and video content makes its way to the Web, hybrids like the Global Media player are likely to erode distinctions between browsers and media players. Microsoft is already enlisting its market-leading Internet Explorer browser in efforts to close RealNetworks' enormous lead in a heated battle for control of the streaming media player and server market."

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