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How do you guys feel about Hulu backing out of 2.2 Flash

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Buck Shot, May 20, 2010.

  1. Buck Shot

    Buck Shot Well-Known Member
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  2. ap3604

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    I'm actually OK with it since it's part of Hulu's agreement with the TV show's that they can only show the episodes to people that are verified to be in the U.S. which Hulu cant do on mobile devices, unfortunately. If Hulu broke this agreement the show's would not allow Hulu to exist at all so I am cool with it :)
     
  3. inspiron41

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    i kinda of figured that they would block it oh well........................
     
  4. techrider62

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    I guess we need a hulu app like the one they have for the iphone
     
  5. RogerPodacter

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    you can always change your browser UA string to that of a desktop, then hulu works. someone already did this with a nexus one running 2.2 and hulu worked no problem, but it was a little choppy. hulu did not "back out", they never even agreed to it in the first place.

    in your browser type about:debug and then go to browser settings, a bunch of new options will appear. at the bottom is UA string. enjoy:D.
     
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  6. dont matter to me really, it wasnt like it was gonna look good anyway
     
  7. |mpulse

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    Bingo. I wasn't concerned about the lack of Hulu support because I KNEW there would be a way around it. ;)
     
  8. Talderon

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    This is sooooooo misleading... Hulu did NOT back out of Mobile Support... They are under restrictions of licensing agreements and distribution rights.

    Right now, networks and distributors only allow Hulu to be streamed to "Desktop" PC's.

    As soon as Flash hits the mobile scene in force, they will have to work on new agreements (if they are not now) and all will be good. It's just a legal setback, in NO WAY has Hulu said they refuse to support it or won't.
     
  9. jjswee

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    Lawyers will never catch up to engineers. :p
     
  10. Talderon

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    VERY TRUE!! :D

    But, with enough head start, they can be less behind than usual. :D
     
  11. crabman

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    The guy Roger was talking about was running hulu without acceleration, with acceleration enabled its possible a decent frame rate may be achieved. Right now I could care less about flash but if hulu were working that would change hard.
     
  12. sourmilk

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    i just updated to froyo, installed flash, changed browser settings to desktop and hulu works via the default browser!:cool:
     
  13. xkamuix

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    I just updated to froyo, installed flash, changed browser settings and am actually NOT able to get hulu working? Can anyone else confirm is the UA settings change to desktop still works?
     
  14. Air Force One

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    According to folks at XDA, Hulu is blocking it again.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=687287

    It worked for me yesterday but does not today.

    I don't really care. With full Flash there are many, many other sites available to us now and I watched maybe five minutes of Hulu before I moved on to sites like TBS.com which have full episodes of Seinfeld, etc.., and they do not mind us watching.

    Screw Hulu.
     
  15. Esquire1

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    Many people used Hulu as to why they wanted Flash on their phones. And now Hulu is blocking phones with Flash. Hilarious.
     
  16. Talderon

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    Once the lawyers quit squabbling, they will get up to speed and let Mobile users on again. :D
     
  17. club968

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    Yeah, but by then they will have started charging for the service. It's all good, there are other places to go online.
     
  18. Air Force One

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    Yup, Fancast works great, and the fullscreen button is a hell of a lot easier to hit that the one on hulu(using Dolphin HD). I don't even know where Hulu gets off blocking that crap they call video on their site. Fancast is smooth and looks very nice.

    Watching friends right now :) The nice thing is, as opposed to Hulu, Fancast apparently appreciates our business. I watch their ads, they show my TV shows.

    That's the way it's supposed to be.

    Hulu is acting like Apple
     
  19. crabman

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    Maybe cut em some huss guys. Hulu has agreements with the people who supply the content as to how ads will be served and in what environment and vice versa with ad people. Not following through with those agreements could get expensive and they have to protect themselves by making a good faith effort.

    If it helps any the fix to their block is already up at xda.
     
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