SplashCast launches new player–early

As I mentioned earlier, Portland-based SplashCast has been working on a new player. It was supposed to launch tomorrow. Well, SplashCast has launched its new player, early.

The new player offers a number of new features, including inline commenting—allowing comments in text, video, or audio—with simple moderation tools for the publisher.

Most impressive in my book? The attention paid to the new UI. The new player is a huge step forward for SplashCast in terms of look and feel and, hopefully, usability. The previous SplashCast control icons have been abandoned in favor of more intuitive—and clean—media controls.

For more information on the new release or to get a look at the new player, see the SplashCast blog.

Additional coverage in Mashable.