Adobe just announced that it is working on a new cross-platform media player so you’ll be able to watch Flash-based videos and other content while disconnected from the Internet.
This will be a player built in its Apollo technology (I have a series of videos with Adobe folks talking about Flash and Apollo up on ScobleShow now).
It won’t ship until later this year, but betas will be available soon.
NewTeeVee has the details. Also shipping on this is DRM. Partly so that folks like me can include advertising with videos and make sure that the advertising isn’t separated from the videos. Partly for media industry types to make sure that their content doesn’t get sprayed around the Internet.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the new player.