MyTV

myTV, a new product from Reallusion…

“Previously you could share your videos on YouTube but there was no way to … share your collections in an organized manner”

Great idea, and it is free — but unfortunately it’s dependent on users first installing the clunky Adobe integrated runtime libraries (aka Adobe AIR) and appears to be aimed at the desktop rather than embedding in web pages. A lot of people now have AIR by default, since the installation file for Adobe Reader 9.3 installs Adobe AIR without user permission. So you know who to blame when AIR proves to be a major security risk.

I can’t help thinking I’d rather have a configurable and skinnable YouTube playlist that’s just a simple snippet of copy-and-paste javascript which can be embedded anywhere, but WidgetCast skinning of the MyTV player is “coming in July”…