Linked by RichterKuato on Fri 14th May 2010 22:56 UTC
Internet & Networking It annoys me that Flash is required for most video sites. Especially when Flash isn't available on a lot of devices or at least not the latest, required version. Whenever I try to use my Internet Tablet to watch shows on sites like Hulu, Veoh, Crackle, Joost, etc., I can't, because they require a newer version of Flash, and I'm stuck with what I have. Thankfully not every site uses the latest version. At least not yet anyways.
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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by clhodapp on Sat 15th May 2010 00:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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2009-12-04

DRM components of Flash Player could exist in some type of plugin system where they themselves are not open sourced. It seems like that would take significant re-engineering of how Flash Player works, though...

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by lemur2 on Sun 16th May 2010 10:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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2007-02-17

DRM components of Flash Player could exist in some type of plugin system where they themselves are not open sourced. It seems like that would take significant re-engineering of how Flash Player works, though...


If there was an open source Flash player, then poeple would simply fail to plug in any DRM plugin.

Actually, there are some open source Flash players (an example):
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

These open source Flash players don't do DRM.

There is even a version which includes perfectly legal use of a h.264 decoder (by using the decoder embedded within the system's paid-for video card):

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzU1MA

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