Adobe launched the newest version of its video channel, Adobe TV, a Web site offering free expert video training across Adobe product lines. Designed in response to customer feedback, the site offers users new ways to experience and access Adobe TV episodes through streamlined navigation, robust search options, customization features and interactive capabilities.
Produced and delivered using Adobe products and technologies, Adobe TV is the first Web site to deploy a video player built with the Open Source Media Framework, according to Adobe. Announced in April 2009, the framework offers production-ready components to streamline the development process, reducing the time content publishers spend creating playback technologies. Adobe TV is also developed with ColdFusion 9, a powerful technology for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications.
Adobe TV now offers new additions such as a resizable pop-out window that allows users to view content while simultaneously working within Adobe applications. A new home page provides quick and easy access to relevant episodes, with the ability to sort by most popular, most viewed, highest rated and recently added. And users can download the Adobe Media Player to view and save content offline, and receive new programming as soon as it is released.
Adobe TV users who register with a free Adobe ID can:
- Interact with show hosts by asking questions in the comments section
- Create playlists and add them to a personal episode library
- Customize their home page by adding or removing content feeds
- Comment on and rate videos.