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Democracy Player Version 0.8.5 Released (includes an Intel-Mac version)

July 21st, 2006 by Nicholas Reville

We have just released Democracy Player version 0.8.5, another big step forward. If you have a new Intel-based Mac, this is also our first native version for that platform and it’s very, very fast.

Get Democracy Player 0.8.5 – Windows, Mac PPC and Mac Intel, and Linux.


One-click subscription: This is huge for publishers– let your viewers subscribe to your channel from your website with a single-click. You can even subscribe people to a batch of channels, in case you want to recommend a list of favorites or if you publish multiple feeds. And the best part: if a Windows user doesn’t have Democracy Player already, they can download a version of the application that comes with your channels pre-subscribed– it’s your own branded video player. We believe that Democracy Player is the best way for a publisher to present a video feed because it’s the best experience for the user. Want to try it out? Check out our brand new 1-Click Button Maker.

External torrent support: Democracy Player can now serve as a standard BitTorrent client for .torrent files that you download from the web. We think this is a great feature because so many torrents are video content and if you use Democracy Player to download your torrents, you’ll be able to watch them right in the player as soon as they are done.

Fullscreen controls on windows: Windows now has fullscreen controls so that you can skip forward and back, fast forward, rewind, pause, etc. Mac and Linux already have fullscreen controls.

Interface polish: We’ve made a few nice improvements to the interface, including: an indicator that shows when channels are updating and a nicer download progress bar. Additionally, we now use Video Bomb when you email a video, which should make sharing videos easier for most people.

Bug fixes, speed improvements, and tweaks: We say this every time and it’s true every time– this is our most stable release yet. And one of the most important things that we do is subtle refinements to the way the interface works: better dialog boxes, better settings, better menu items, more intelligent behavior. We’re always working to perfect the user experience.

Sound good? Download Democracy Player 0.8.5

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One Response to “Democracy Player Version 0.8.5 Released (includes an Intel-Mac version)”

  1. sam says:

    Thanks for that great release !
    Can you use Sparkle, from Andy Matuschak ?
    It’ll make updates much easier and faster :)



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