from the Participatory Culture Foundation
Download and watch all the best internet TV shows and videos in one powerful application. New channels arrive daily in the built-in Channel Guide. Stop squinting at tedious web videos: sit back and watch big, high resolution videos.
Features: Democracy Player is a new kind of browser for watching videos– grab webpages with video and video RSS feeds (including podcasts, video blogs, and BitTorrent feeds), and watch them full screen, one after the other. It’s free and open source.
Update by Tiffiniy Cheng
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006- We are excited to release Baby Democracy Player (version 0.8.4) today, for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Baby Democracy is our first child, the first stage in a growing Democracy Player to come! Well let you know when Democracy Player becomes a toddler, a schoolkid, etc. (Well have pictures soon!) Baby Democracy is more stable and faster too, its a strong and healthy baby!
Democracy Player is now much, much more stable weve fixed every crash and freeze that we know about. The application is also much faster, especially with lots of videos. This version is still a beta, but were getting close to shedding our infant coats and becoming a 1.0 app. Our development team have been waiting anxiously to release 0.8.4 Democracy Player because there is two months of intense development that we have to show. The developers would also like me to note that we finished exactly 420 tickets (bug reports, features, etc) for this release.
There are also a couple new features, most notably: you can now use Democracy Player as a desktop video player you can drag and drop or open videos in Democracy from your desktop. They will start playing and will be imported into your library. This is an important step towards making Democracy a good homebase for all the videos on your computer. (On a mac, this is especially nice because you can watch videos fullscreen with nice fullscreen controls, without buying Quicktime Pro.)
The Participatory Culture Foundation is a new non-profit organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is to create tools for broader, deeper engagement with culture and politics. We’re working to ensure that the new mass medium of internet TV is open and independent, just like blogging and podcasting.