Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 23:41 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Adobe has rejiggered its DRM software for the Flash platform, combining a number of access control features under the rubric of Flash Access 2.0. The new platform can give content providers all sorts of ways to offer media content securely, including controlling what type of output devices can display the content - in effect, Adobe is enabling HDCP and broadcast control flags for Flash content."
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Comment by mtzmtulivu
by mtzmtulivu on Wed 12th May 2010 03:03 UTC
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

.. and this is why sites like hulu will most likely never go with "naked" h.264 and will always hide their contents behind flash conteiner.

google doesnt seem to mind people downloading youtube clips and it is currently very easy to do that with firefox extensions and they could go with "naked" h.264 but i do not see other major "commercial" content providers going with this route.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 12th May 2010 05:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

On the subject of downloading clips on YouTube... I do that all the time, download my favorites. Just to have 'em in the future. Yet, I still regularly visit YouTube and watch (and download) more. More convenience for me, as well as protection in case YouTube decides to pull them or I end up without the Internet for a while... yet they still get regular website hits from me.

Okay, okay... I do block all ads and only allow scripting that is absolutely required for the proper functioning of YouTube and its videos. So I guess it's not a complete win for them. But it's my computer, my Web browser, set up to do things the way I like. That's my right.

Adobe can shove their HDCP-enabled Flash up their ass. No, actually, they can shove Flash up their ass, period. Flash sucks.

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Who are you trying to convince?
by nt_jerkface on Thu 13th May 2010 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Hulu is a consortium of media companies and they could care less if you hate Flash. It meets their needs and has a 97% install base.

YouTube's video rental service uses Flash as well.

Flash isn't going anywhere.

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RE: Who are you trying to convince?
by macUser on Thu 13th May 2010 15:04 UTC in reply to "Who are you trying to convince?"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

Hulu is a consortium of media companies and they could care less if you hate Flash. It meets their needs and has a 97% install base.

YouTube's video rental service uses Flash as well.

Flash isn't going anywhere.


Neither was the floppy.

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 12th May 2010 09:07 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

We should give Adobe a break, clearly they have the end-user’s best interests in mind. HTML5 is obviously just a façade to hide the corporate interests of Google who want to restrict what users can do on the web.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by t3RRa on Wed 12th May 2010 13:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

end-users? you mean the content providers, the users of adobe's content creation toolsets? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by ephracis on Wed 12th May 2010 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

I think you missed the irony, or maybe I am missing your irony. Blah. ;)

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