Browser-based Media Player (Browser-based Player. Associated with Portable Media Player, Browser Based MP3 Player.) - A portable media player is a device, perhaps the size of a paperback book, that can store and playback content such as digital video, from a PC or another device, via ports or wireless networking technology. The device can have a hard drive and a display. It might work as an extension of a PC. Depending on the situation, it could be hooked up to your TV. Zune is a portable media player.

Browser-based Media Players aren't necessarily portable and thus can be used by a desktop computer. Browser-based Media Players are often designed to run by web browser controls such as ActiveX. The display size might be adjustable from a quarter of the display to the full screen. The media player might be controlled by buttons on a web page, the mouse, or by keyboard shortcuts. Browser plugins might be utilized for optimal performance.

Browser-based [media] players might at least partially come in the form of desktop clients, meaning that you can't just access the player and/or content from any computer on the web but would need that provider's software installed in the computer you're using.

Digital Media Adapter

Digital Media Receiver (DMR)

Media Center Extender

Network Media Device

Portable & Home Media Centers

TV Internet Access Device

TV Internet System

WebTV for Windows

Windows Media Center

Windows Media Connect (WMC)


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