Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Feb 2008 21:55 UTC, submitted by Punktyras
Multimedia, AV "The immense popularity of sites like YouTube has unexpectedly turned Flash Video into one of the de facto standards for Internet video. The proliferation of sites using FLV has been a boon for remix culture, as creators made their own versions of posted videos. And thus far there has been no widespread DRM standard for Flash or Flash Video formats; indeed, most sites that use these formats simply serve standalone, unencrypted files via ordinary web servers. Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software."
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Haicube
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2005-08-06

I agree completely and think your ideas are great.

Another core group would be smartphoneproducers who for some reason think Real is an option these days.

THe most likely part to go for some Open Specification is likely BBC I'd say. But now that Google owns Youtube, I'd love to see 'em just "switch" to Theora or similar in the name of righteousness =). This could be a great tactical move as it would definitely hurt the Windows platform quite a bit that information is accessible on other platforms without the Adobe Veto.

Also, if Youtube / Google would do this, then I would seriously claim that would drive many many other sites to follow.

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