Video Software Players Adobe Media Player

Adobe Media Player 1.8 for Multiple Platforms

by Adobe Systems, Inc.

Avg. Rating 2.4 (100 votes)

File Details

License Freeware
Operating System Mac, Windows Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,869
Publisher Adobe Systems, Inc.
Homepage Adobe Media Player

Publisher's Description

Adobe Media Player software provides control and flexibility to view what you want, when you want - whether online or offline. You can queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content, track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience.

Latest Reviews

tangentlin

tangentlin reviewed v1.8 on May 18, 2010

Adobe Media Player has been my media player of choice for watching their product videos, tutorials and occassionaly my FLV's. Its name could be misleading as it is not designed to be a general media player but a player targeting creative professionals. It is also a small cross-platform media player for its UI. Any claims about bloated probably have not done any objective research or even known anything in terms of that level of programming. Adobe Media Player is able to work responsively on my 1.6Ghz laptop with jazzy UI animations, and flawless content playback, something that Windows Media Player or Quicktime could not even come close.

jcunews

jcunews reviewed v1.7 on Apr 23, 2009

It's kinda late for Adobe to jump into the media player competition. Overall, it's a good player but a bit bloated.

For Mac users, it's a must. But for Windows users, better use your current favorite player with a FLV DirectShow filter.

I can see its future matured version already. It would be like Windows Media Player. Heavy and bloated, and probably even more.

davidtb

davidtb reviewed v1.6 on Dec 5, 2008

Didn't care for it, too much content that just didn't appeal to me.
It's a fine player, just not my thing.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.6 on Dec 5, 2008

On my third--and final-- use of trying this product out, I found the first video to be or horrendous quality, previewed with a 30 second commercial I put on mute.

The second video wouldn't play.

I'm done. 3 strikes, you are out, adobe.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v1.5 on Nov 22, 2008

I'd like to try it, but it won't install. Maybe others have had the same problem. I finally got it installed after going to the support page and installing air runtime.

The video quality was very good, but the content was next to awful. The search funtion worked poorly. For example: Jon Stewart became Ryan Stewart and so on.

Lastly, I don't who wants to spend their time watching 5 minute clips of not so great stuff. But, I'm sure there are plenty of folks who do just that. Anyway, it's officially uninstalled.

waterguy

waterguy reviewed v1.5 on Nov 21, 2008

Great program. If you have it you can set it to download and install updates in the background automatically so you dont have to get it here.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.5 on Nov 21, 2008

Quality seems lower than I recall, and I had one interruption while watching a 5 minute clip. I'm on fiber, this shouldn't happen.

Not a good second impression.

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v1.1 on Jul 24, 2008

It seemed OK, and worked quite well. I'll have to work my way through the networks/shows before I can properly judge, though. I'm not a fan of the alien UI, though.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v1.0 on Jul 22, 2008

Where's Star Trek!?

DakotaSunRunner

DakotaSunRunner reviewed v1.0 on Apr 10, 2008

After downloading and viewing this software and it's programing, I find I like it. It is well made and presents itself well. Installing this software was very easy and it is quite easy to figure out. I like the style of it and the way it presents itself. The programing is good and it can only get better. Many will be able to watch things (especially if they are not on cable or satellite dish)that they will not see on conventional television. I rate this a 5

Avg. Rating 2.4 (100 votes)
Your Rating
tangentlin

tangentlin reviewed v1.8 on May 18, 2010

Adobe Media Player has been my media player of choice for watching their product videos, tutorials and occassionaly my FLV's. Its name could be misleading as it is not designed to be a general media player but a player targeting creative professionals. It is also a small cross-platform media player for its UI. Any claims about bloated probably have not done any objective research or even known anything in terms of that level of programming. Adobe Media Player is able to work responsively on my 1.6Ghz laptop with jazzy UI animations, and flawless content playback, something that Windows Media Player or Quicktime could not even come close.

jcunews

jcunews reviewed v1.7 on Apr 23, 2009

It's kinda late for Adobe to jump into the media player competition. Overall, it's a good player but a bit bloated.

For Mac users, it's a must. But for Windows users, better use your current favorite player with a FLV DirectShow filter.

I can see its future matured version already. It would be like Windows Media Player. Heavy and bloated, and probably even more.

davidtb

davidtb reviewed v1.6 on Dec 5, 2008

Didn't care for it, too much content that just didn't appeal to me.
It's a fine player, just not my thing.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.6 on Dec 5, 2008

On my third--and final-- use of trying this product out, I found the first video to be or horrendous quality, previewed with a 30 second commercial I put on mute.

The second video wouldn't play.

I'm done. 3 strikes, you are out, adobe.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v1.5 on Nov 22, 2008

I'd like to try it, but it won't install. Maybe others have had the same problem. I finally got it installed after going to the support page and installing air runtime.

The video quality was very good, but the content was next to awful. The search funtion worked poorly. For example: Jon Stewart became Ryan Stewart and so on.

Lastly, I don't who wants to spend their time watching 5 minute clips of not so great stuff. But, I'm sure there are plenty of folks who do just that. Anyway, it's officially uninstalled.

waterguy

waterguy reviewed v1.5 on Nov 21, 2008

Great program. If you have it you can set it to download and install updates in the background automatically so you dont have to get it here.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.5 on Nov 21, 2008

Quality seems lower than I recall, and I had one interruption while watching a 5 minute clip. I'm on fiber, this shouldn't happen.

Not a good second impression.

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v1.1 on Jul 24, 2008

It seemed OK, and worked quite well. I'll have to work my way through the networks/shows before I can properly judge, though. I'm not a fan of the alien UI, though.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v1.0 on Jul 22, 2008

Where's Star Trek!?

DakotaSunRunner

DakotaSunRunner reviewed v1.0 on Apr 10, 2008

After downloading and viewing this software and it's programing, I find I like it. It is well made and presents itself well. Installing this software was very easy and it is quite easy to figure out. I like the style of it and the way it presents itself. The programing is good and it can only get better. Many will be able to watch things (especially if they are not on cable or satellite dish)that they will not see on conventional television. I rate this a 5

GuyHersh

GuyHersh reviewed v1.0 on Apr 10, 2008

I never used this program before (or the beta), but I've used simliar applications (Miro). I have to say that I'm impressed. The interfaces runs much faster/smoother than I expected. While some shows aren't at that great of a resolution as the reviewer below stated, I took a look at an episode of Tekzilla and it was streaming in 720p in seconds. 30 second ads are acceptable to me, as its better than paying for episodes on iTunes, or watching 5 minutes of commercials on television.

oafed

oafed reviewed v1.0 on Apr 10, 2008

I like the direction industry is FINALLY starting to head. I just watched CSI: NY using Adobe Media Player but honestly was not super impressed with the quality. I wouldn't seriously consider using this for my TV needs until they greatly expand the amount of content they provide AND raise the video quality.

Don't go and uninstall uTorrent quite yet.

kda

kda reviewed v1.0 on Apr 9, 2008

Small and easy enough to install. Runs fine but now they clearly need to work on providing some worthwhile content to view.

Someone reviewed v1.0 on Apr 9, 2008

Don't forget the lovely pop-ads that come with the product. Sheesh. Adobe has really gone downhill.

Dave \o/

Dave \o/ reviewed v1.0 on Apr 9, 2008

Lovely interface and motion, the problem with it, there's nothing really worth watching on it, that is if your looking to watch stuff online.

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