When the "What do you plan to use the Adam for" was asked on the Wordpress site, #2 or #3 were "Multimedia". I want an Adam, but sadly, I think the video player is gonna suck bad on day 1, and nothing short of a major change to Stagefright or Opencore is going to fix this.
So by "suck", I mean that it won't be capable of...
- ...playing any format other than MP4 with AVC or MPEG-4 video
- ...using multiple audio tracks
- ...using embedded or external caption/subtitle files
Basically, I would love more container support (MKV, MOV, AVI), multiple audio track/subs support (for foreign films/shows), and software fallbacks for non-supported codecs. Unfortunately, there are no current Android players that can do this. All of the ones with software decoding support can only play via software (Think VPlayer, RockPlayer, or VLC on the iPhone), and the few that have other options come down to "regular MP4 for full software decode".
It's dissapointing, but I guess, at least for the first six months, it beats nothing. The Tegra 2 should be powerful enough to at least play SD videos in software. I hope Notion Ink has something planned, but in all honesty, given how few people would appreciate it (MKV video players are a substantially tiny portion of the consumer market), I can understand them postponing it for development later or just not bothering at all.
Still, it'd be nice to be surprised on this matter ^_^