A Libertyville, Ill., company known as Video Furnace has developed a solution for distributing video over an internet-protocol (IP) network that eliminates the need for a desktop media player.

The Video Furnace solution streams TV-quality MPEG video to users' desktops without the need for a pre-installed player, such as QuickTime, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player. Instead, Video Furnace delivers a small, 200-kilobyte player of its own once a video stream is requested. This player appears on the user's desktop and then disappears when the user closes his or her viewing window.


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