Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 22:23 UTC
Multimedia, AV According to Hulu, HTML5 is not yet ready for its needs. "We continue to monitor developments on HTML5, but as of now it doesn't yet meet all of our customers' needs," Hulu writes, "Our player doesn't just simply stream video, it must also secure the content, handle reporting for our advertisers, render the video using a high performance codec to ensure premium visual quality, communicate back with the server to determine how long to buffer and what bitrate to stream, and dozens of other things that aren't necessarily visible to the end user."
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by on Thu 13th May 2010 22:35 UTC
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Isn't that the whole problem? We don't need a player that does *everything*. We're trying to escape the bloat over here. All that other stuff they need to do, that's what scripting is for, client and/or server side.

Didn't they get the memo?


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RE: Uh...
by Kroc on Thu 13th May 2010 22:47 in reply to "Uh..."
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HTML5 video is _really_ badly implemented in all browsers right now. I suspect most Flash developers think it quite a joke. Hulu need something that is stable to develop with and has better buffer / rate control. I would give it two years for HTML5 video to shape up.

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RE[2]: Uh...
by mtzmtulivu on Thu 13th May 2010 23:01 in reply to "RE: Uh..."
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hulu will be given content only when it shows content owners it is doing all it can to stop people from recording their shows.

Is there a mechanism to inject DRM in "naked" h.264 streams? can there be any?

Any alternative will be unacceptable to hulu if it cant protect the stream agains "pirates"

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