Adobe launched a new Media Player alongside its new Adobe TV channel. A review of the Adobe Media Player is up at Ars Technica. I agree with the initial assessment that limited channels & limited file support will not do much to peak interest. However, as an AIR-based application, the Media Player is a cross-platform solution for watching and storing web content on a local machine.
Consumers have numerous decisions to make when grabbing their content on the web. I’m interested to see which media players, video channels, and file formats will rise as the people’s choice.