People often think that since we are called ‘Democracy Player’ the software is only for political videos. If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that’s not the case at all (I’ll have more on that naming problem soon). But for now, I want to highlight a wonderful use of Democracy Player that actually IS political videos.
The presidential campaign in France is heating up. There are two major candidates competing. One of them, Ségolène Royal, is offering a custom version of Democracy Player on her website. It comes with her own videos channels by default and a custom channel guide. We worked with their team to build these custom versions. Users can download them by visiting the site and clicking the ‘P2P’ link: Désirs d’avenir. But if you already have Democracy Player, there’s no need to re-download. Just add their custom channel guide to your player. Go to the ‘Channel’ menu and select ‘New Channel Guide…’ then paste in this URL: http://tv.emilitants.org/cg/index.php
One of the best things about the 5 channels they have created is that they are full of long-form videos. This is not soundbite-driven politics. And we think Democracy Player is perfect for this type of longer-format and higher definition content.