John, Thanks for the well input information. So, from reading this, am I correct in understanding that the client will then need to download a viewer to use this technology? Also, just to clarify my initial question, by youtube I meant just the player, not the features such as bookmark or showeing relevant clips at the end. Dave ----------------------------------- |Beach Computers | |Affordable Hosting Solutions | |http://www.beachcomp.com | =================================== |Cheap Domain Warehouse | |Get Your Own Dot! | |http://www.cheapdomainwarehouse.com| ---------------------------------- ------------------------------------ Disclaimer and confidentiality note: The contents of this communication are intended/meant only for addressee(s) and may contain information that is privileged or otherwise confidential. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. The contents of this e-mail shall not be forwarded to any third party. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, please delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by reply email, so that the sender's address records can be corrected. Views and opinions are solely those of the sender unless clearly indicated as being that of Beach Computers or any of it's affiliated companies. Beach Computers cannot assure that the integrity of this communication has been maintained or that it is free of errors, virus, interception or interference. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of John Dowdell Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:19 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Youtube Style Player for WMV & ASX Beach Computers Web Hosting wrote: > Is there such a thing as a youtube style flash player that can play WMV > and/or asx files? > A free one perhaps? Not yet, but it looks like Microsoft is trying to duplicate this functionality. The first generation of in-browser video always added the interface "chrome" from Real, Apple or Microsoft... one of the reasons Flash Video took off, aside from the lowered support costs for configuring the audience, was that it was chromeless... would simply add video to the HTML page, and you could choose/create what type of playback controls to expose. The Microsoft "WPF/e" plugin, now in first beta, seems to be mostly about duplicating this chromeless approach for Windows Media, with rights-management if you use the Microsoft video server technology. I don't know what its eventual consumer adoption might be. jd PS: I haven't been able to successfully post to this list for awhile... messages keep getting returned. If it happens again with this message then you won't be able to read this, though.... ;-) -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !