Other Player Alternatives

25.1 The Other Players

Having devoted a chapter each to the main player products, let’s spend a few pages looking at some other alternatives. These may help if your requirements are somewhat niche oriented.

25.2 Macromedia Flash

The indications are that Macromedia Flash is probably more ubiquitous than any of the other multimedia players. Macromedia has done a very good job of delivering its plug-ins with the major operating systems. The Flash playback integrates with QuickTime and RealNetworks players as easily as it does with web browsers.

You can make players any shape or size and they embed into web pages very nicely. Note that the controller in Figure 25-1 neatly spans the bottom of the video and has only the ...

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