ION is a desktop application that enables subscription, automated downloads, and playback of videoblogs, podcasts, and photocasts. It supports RSS 2.0 feeds with enclosures, as well as MediaRSS and XSPF playlists. ION integrates a number of components for media playback, including Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, Macromedia Flash, and the Java Media Framework. It contains an integrated browser and search tool which provide built-in access to Mefeedia, Blip.tv, Yahoo, Flickr, WebJay, and other sources of videoblog and rich media content.
ION is written in Java, and licensed under the Mozilla Public License. The source code is available through Java.net for developers to contribute to, customize or use with their own applications or solutions. It utilizes the Rome syndication library for handling of all feed parsing and generation. The Java.net project provides a Media Playback Framework, and MediaRSS and XSPF (”Spiff”) parsers as seperately distributed developer libraries.
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