Democratise Me!

In Online, Videos on February 28, 2007 at 9:09 am


There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the latest Open Source video player, Democracy, and though I’ve only started using it today, it looks fantastically good. I used to think that the VLC media player was a pretty decent open-source media player that practically plays every video format (and it still is decent, considering it costs nothing and is waaaay better than the bloated Windows Media Player).

Democracy, which is coded by Participatory Culture Foundation, a renegade nonprofit code shop, incorporates that ability to play Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID–which really encompasses most media formats on the web–but what makes it awesome is its built-in RSS feed aggregator, lets you download in the background through BitTorrent, and there’s a query box that searches for YouTube videos. Wired Magazine is already building up the hype by calling it the future of Net Video. I’ll leave that judgment up to you, but it sure as hell looks good.

Try it. It’s free for download here.

  1. Wow John. There’s a whole lot of posts. Damn it. Haha.

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