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Windows Media on Linux and Unix?

Apr 14, 20041 min
Data Center

Was that a pig flying over the reservoir across the street from Network World HQ? Maybe so. Starbak says it will demo a new media player client that will allow Linux and Solaris users to watch Windows Media-encoded video on their desktops.

“We can bring Windows Media access to desktop and embedded applications that didn’t have access to Windows Media before,” says Starbak’s CTO Tom Pinckney.

But don’t get too excited yet. Starbak will be selling the player client under volume licenses to big corporate customers that are ostensibly already customers of the company’s content creating and distribution tools. The player won’t be available until sometime this summer.