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And it's IE only?!? so other browsers won't beable to access drm'd flash...wait! who drm's flash????

 

 

:lol:

If I can't watch my porn unrestricted, I just won't watch!

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I've about had it with Adobe Flash Player, because I'm several vulnerable versions behind because they have issues with some NVIDIA based card/drivers. I think after the next perhaps six updates if it isn't fixed I'll end up nuking Flash off my system for good.

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not really an area i'm interested in but i thought DRM was cracked or too easily gotten around and that the industry was looking at or already had a different method of protection.

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MTA it depends on the DRM encryption. . .what you're referring to is for items that will stay on the PC (M4P, WMV etc) I think this is more for (example) Youtube which has made deals with major film companies to show full length movies, in order to stop me from using realplayer (or any number of other programs and browser add-ons) to pull the movie onto my hard drive.

 

but yes all-said, you are correct DRM is usually cracked before it even leaves the gate and Flash's addition of DRM "protection" is mostly lip-service and there to stop rank-and-file computer users from mass downloading whole movies.

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I wonder if the Kinect runs on Flash ;)

 

Could always "Dis"-Kinect it.

 

Edit:

Wouldn't doubt if Microsoft is planning their TV spytech as mentioned in that other thread to coincide with the upcoming new XBOX.

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The latest Flash update 11.5.502.110 put 2 files in new locations

 

C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch

Also

C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\plugin.vch

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\plugin.vch

 

Chris Campbell of the Adobe Flash Player team explains

With 11.5 we are now including the Adobe Access Module as part of the Flash Player install. In past versions these were downloaded on demand based on the content being viewed. If you'd like to learn more about this, please see this help doc.

Source: http://forums.adobe....4830971#4830971

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So what will happen to DRM if I zap FILE plugin.vch

and then replace it with a FOLDER named plugin.vch :huh:

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So what will happen to DRM if I zap FILE plugin.vch

and then replace it with a FOLDER named plugin.vch :huh:

Read page 2 of the thread I linked to in my first post Alan.

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I thought DRM was already permanently cracked?

 

After all, no content is any good to humans until it is in human understandable format.

 

Of course, once it has been "unlocked" to display in that format, anything can be copied & reproduced.

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I thought DRM was already permanently cracked?

 

They won't give up on DRM though, no matter what variant has been "cracked", they can claim it's to protect their copyrights or what not but the bottom line it's all about money not so called copyrights. Of course new DRM variants take some determined 14 year old all but a few minutes to circumvent anyways.

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They may find that the actually lose customers, because a large part of their customer base just want things to work.

 

Unfortunately, many mom/dad/grandpaps don't have the time or interest to try to get DRM'd DVD/games to work on their TV/PC.

They market DRM limited media as the way to go, & the moral thing to do. But when DRM'd media doesn't work properly, what is one to do?

 

When enough people find out about the DRM they just bought, I expect instead of returns, to see class action lawsuits prevalent.

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I thought DRM was already permanently cracked?

See Reply #6

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I don't know if I'd even call it cracked.

 

Sometimes they just simply use a wrapper & browser code to restrict access to a file, as well as trim the extension off the file to make it harder to find.

And the wholly unprotected file will be there laying in the browser cache, waiting to be played.

 

How can they call it protected, if it's not? I'd say that's deceptive marketing!

Isn't there a truth in advertising sort of law?

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When enough people find out about the DRM they just bought, I expect instead of returns, to see class action lawsuits prevalent.

 

I returned several DVD movies in the 2000s that I had bought in retail stores because they wouldn't play in two of our home DVD players. I remember at Target they never gave me any argument about returning an opened case since they had been dealing with unplayable discs being returned before.

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DRM has a nasty habit of locking paying consumers out, while people who remove DRM are easily able to play it like intended.

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DRM has a nasty habit of locking paying consumers out, while people who remove DRM are easily able to play it like intended.

first smart thing you've said in a bit, yo.

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