Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hitting a Flash Video Nerve

Published a piece on the Rise of Flash Video on the Digital-Web site and the reaction floored me. First the guys at Adobe picked it up and tossed it up on their blogs. Then it was picked up by Techmeme which also showed other blogs and sites which had linked to it.

In the meantime I have received a half dozen emails and a bunch of other stuff that I never expected.

I feel like Roseanne Roseanadanna from Saturday Night Live: Sometimes, you just never know.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Chris Charlton said...

MTV.com recently relaunched with a full Flash video overhaul (progressive video even!), CBS uses YouTube.com, Microsoft's video network just swapped to Flash video, and finally Netflix actually works because it's Flash video. I mean, EVERYONE (except Apple) has rolled out using Flash video - love it!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Tom said...


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11:31 AM  
Blogger Shiloh Arts said...

Tom,

I actually read your post regarding "Rise of Flash Video, Part 2" I wanted to pick your brain more about Flash & DRM.

Let's say that we use a CDN such as Akamai or Vital Stream, then we post the SWF and FLV to the server, since FLV is primarily wrapped around a .SWF, technically speaking the most average person will not know the location of these FLV video files. However, if one was savvy enough, couldn’t they simply capture the SWF by downloading it, then decompile the file to find the URL locations for the FLV's?

This will become a MAJOR PROBLEM as Flash video’s become more and more used. With that said, what do you think would be a better solution to preserve copyright’s for Flash?

Kind Regards,

Peter Olejnik
Interactive Director
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1:47 PM  
Anonymous amir said...

when you buy condoms on its pack it says: for Safer sex not Safe Sex.

It's the same thing when you use a DRM to protect your Audio & Video files.

There's always a way to steal those clips no matter what type of technology you use. However Flash Media Server seems to have one of the best DRM systems to protect your clips.

1:21 PM  

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