Online Media Players


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Online Media Players

Audio and video can be delivered in numerous formats using many different online media players.

Insights for Online Media Players

  • The type of portable digital media player you have, such as an iPod, determines the file format you need.This article from The New York Times illustrates the dilemma facing many digital media consumers.
  • Most media players function as plug-ins, meaning that they work with your Web browser to seamlessly display video from other Web sites. Most Web browsers automatically seek out and download the correct player for a file if you don't already have it. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to get familiar with the different formats and players.

Top Sites for Online Media Players

To understand the different file formats ...
For the major online media players ...
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Podcasts and Vodcasts

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Web 2.0

You may hear the term Web 2.0 bandied around quite a bit today. Dismissed by some ... read more »

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