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Adobe Media Player: Now With 15,000+ Things To Watch

Adobe Media Player (AMP) is an AIR application filled with TV shows and videos clips (see our review here). The app, first launched as a beta last September then as version 1.0 in February, includes content from MTV, Comedy Central, Universal Music, PBS, Fine Living, Food Network, CondeNet, and they keep introducing new shows all the time. This week, Adobe added additional programming from CBS and MTV Networks, but the real fun to be had with AMP is in importing your favorite feeds to make AMP your own, personalized AIR app for TV viewing.

The new shows that were introduced this week to AMP include more clips from CBS as well as their new summer shows Million Dollar Password, Greatest American Dog and Flashpoint. MTVN also added clips from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.

Make It Your Own

However, instead of limiting yourself to the content provided by Adobe, you can customize this AIR app with your own feeds. To add an RSS feed to AMP, click the “My Favorites” option then click “Add RSS Feed” at the bottom of the screen. A box will pop up where you can enter in the RSS feed you want to subscribe to.

Here’s a tip – to find an RSS feed for one of your iTunes video podcasts, right-click on it in iTunes and choose “Show Description.” The feed URL with be at the top of the window that appears. After you enter that into AMP, you can then use AMP to keep up with your favorite video podcasts.

Diggnation in AMP

There are a few other places to get good RSS feeds for videos, too. You can expand AMP’s default selection of Comedy Central programming by adding feeds provided on Comedy Central’s own web site, for example, and you can grab RSS feeds from YouTube as well.

Of course, the ability to import an OPML file into AMP would be nice, but at least the RSS option makes the service more useful than other desktop apps like Joost where you’re locked into only viewing what they’re offering.

The benefit to watching shows in an AIR app instead of online is, like with any desktop app, the episodes are available offline. If you haven’t tried Adobe Media Player yet, you can download it from here (direct link to .air app install).

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