The Participatory Culture Foundation
is on a roll. They just released today the first Windows version of their popular DTV software, which they renamed Democracy player.
Democracy is actually a complete internet TV platform to watch, share and “broadcast” video on the net. It is based on four main technologies: Democracy player, Broadcast Machine, Channel guide and the Video Bomb web application.
I think that DTV was a better name for the player since it made a direct and “punchy” reference to the more traditional broadcasting world of Digital Television.
The metallic black GUI looks great. It’s quite similar to the recently released iTunes “killer” Songbird
. The application crashed when I first ran it but was fine the second time. I also had trouble downloading some video files (the download simply stopped).
Anyways, it looks to me like all these applications show the way forward. Great work PCF!