announced the release of the world's first nonproprietary, MPEG-1,
Java-based audio/video player.
The player and source code are available at: http://www.sureplayer.org/resources.html "The goal of SurePlayer.org is to build a streaming video player that works on 96% of all browsers," said Alan Blount, driver of SurePlayer.org initiative. "The player is the first non-proprietary, open-source video player that plays directly out of a web page without a download or installation." According to Jon Orwant, CTO of O?Reilly & Associates, Inc.,"SurePlayer has the potential to be the most widely deployed video player on the Internet. Finally, users can watch video in their web browsers as easily as they can read text. It's about time." SurePlayer is offered under the GNU General Public License. The source code along with sample video demos are freely available at: http://www.sureplayer.org/demos.html About SurePlayer.org SurePlayer.org is a community site for open source developers. It was founded to accelerate the adoption and proliferation of non-proprietary video players and formats. The community was founded in early 2001 by a group of developers, academic, and industry professionals with a common interest in advancing video technology. For more information, visit www.SurePlayer.org. Media Contact: Mark Anderson BYOBroadcast 781-938-9600 ext. 108 617-852-1740 mobile firstname.lastname@example.org