Information request future media capabilities in applets using update N.
When will media features comparable to those in Flash (webcam, microphone access, streaming etc) be available for use in applets without getting users to manually install JMF.
I understand that the new update N will automatically download required packages etc when needed, could it automatically download and install JMF?
These kind of media features will soon be considered as standard in many rich web applications, particularly anything related to social networking/interaction. Indeed many clients of ours are now asking for it within the applet based application we develop. When we tell them users will need to manually download and install JMF they're not particularly pleased and start muttering about Flash.
Any information on this would be much appreciated so when can plan our product development for the coming year.
Thanks in advance