Adventures in False Advertising

I pulled down the new Adobe Media Player today, just to kick around something new. When you go to the homepage for the product, the teaser video still is of The Daily Show. If you play the video, clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report feature heavily. Being a big fan of both shows, I thought this would be a pretty cool way to have the shows ready to watch, since that’s the promise of the Adobe Media Player (“Watch what you want, when you want”).

But, when you actually try to use the Adobe Media Player, guess what isn’t in the Comedy section, doesn’t show up as a search result, in fact, isn’t even listed as a network available from the player? You guessed it. Search for “Colbert”: 3 TED videos. Search for “Daily Show”: 2 podcasts. Search for “Comedy Central”: No results.

Huh. Guess those were just the personnel videos of the media developer who made the ad.

As for general impressions; interface looks nice, the 2 videos (.mov files) I added both fail to play in the “media player”,  and most of the content is the same podcasts to which you already subscribe. Good thing it’s shiny.

Adobe – Media Player

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