Watching a video in a high quality, H.256-encoded Flash video looks pretty much the same whether it’s streamed in a browser or viewed in the new Adobe Media Player (AMP)

For large, high quality files, streaming is not necessary practical, given common bandwidth and processing constraints.  For these files, downloading is often the solution and it seems that Adobe has provided a promising platform with the new AMP.

In this interview, Adobe’s Kevin Towes explains about file size, bit and byte rates of Flash files and how the new application provides a means to download and save large files.

For an in depth review of AMP, check out this post by Michael Calore in Wired.

— Andy Plesser