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Comment: It's not netflix anything (Score 0) 232

by wirah (#43149845) Attached to: Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook
It may not occur to everyone, but Netflix, Lovefilm, NOW TV or whatever don't have control over any of these things. It's entirely dictated by the movie studios, for example, we /have/ to use silverlight, because of DRM. We can't allow hdmi-out, because the movie studios won't let us. No streaming movie provider makes or has the ability to make any of these decisions, it is entirely within the realm of the rights-holder. The only reason any of these work outside of silverlight is by the hardware vendor providing some form of DRM under which videos can be delivered. Anybody making hardware will provide this DRM if they have any sense, but for things like Linux, where DRM is a No-No and Microsoft won't support it, you're pretty much stuffed. The irony is that the provider I work for develops the entire service on Linux, and yet any of our customers who want to watch movies on Linux, simply can't.

Comment: Re:welp. (Score 0) 911

by wirah (#32115692) Attached to: iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales
I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you Model fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a Super Model for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to get laid. 20 minutes. At home, on my Homely, overweight yet loving wife, which by all standards should be a lot less fun than this Supermodel, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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