Originally Posted by chronster
hulu's nice, but they really should invest some money in html5. Nobody is asking them to abandon flash, but if they could have a stripped down version of the site only accessible by ipad, I doubt the content will be easily stolen. I mean really, right now, the content can be stolen with screen recorders and an OK sound card. It's not worth the trouble though if the content is available to everyone for free.
I don't understand the people at hulu, I really don't. It used to work great in skyfire on my windows mobile phone, then for no reason they blocked the skyfire browser. I'm still seeing the same ads, so what gives?
Hulu's business model can work, they just need the content (which will draw in viewers of ads.)
You really don't get it to do you? It isn't Hulu. It's the content providers and advertisers. They don't want you to watch Hulu anywhere but on a computer. Period. It's that simple. They've said it over and over. Anything else and they feel it could compromise their other revenue streams.
Originally Posted by awmawm
Stating that only Flash can achieve their needs is hardly true.
At this point HTML5 is not capable of delivering the level of detail that they want about users for advertising purposes. Flash can do it, HTML5 cannot. This isn't about just displaying video.
Originally Posted by lkrupp
You are one bitter hater. Hulu cannot NOT support the iPhone and the iPad..
Yes, they can. The same way they don't support ANYTHING beyond personal computers.
Originally Posted by the cool gut
iTunes doesn't crash every 10 minutes either.
Try using it (or any Apple software) on Windows. Talk about half assed coding...
Originally Posted by TenoBell
They don't have to use HTML5 video to stream to the iPhone or iPad. They only need to stream raw H.264 with no wrapper and QuickTime will play it with no problem.
And they would get all the information that they are contractually bound to deliver to content providers for advertising purposes... where?
Originally Posted by fishstick_kitty
I definitely don't understand all that...don't care really
I understand the need to insert commercials, etc, but all that other stuff you mentioned just sounds evil.
All that other stuff makes the advertising that much more valuable because it can be more accurately targeted. More value = more $$$ which makes sites like Hulu possible.
Originally Posted by Firefly7475
That makes sense. Hulu will eventually move to HTML5 some over the next few years as the implementation becomes more mature in browsers. I expect most sites will.
Unless something changes, HTML5 does not allow for code to run in browsers, which is what is needed to gather the level of information that Flash can for advertisers. As a result, it can't deliver what Hulu needs.
Originally Posted by BUSHMAN4
I'm sure HULU can easily be pursuaded to adopt HTML5 with a little cash infussion from APPLE. And if Apple wants HULU video bad enough............
You do realize that Apple sees Hulu as a competitor to iTunes, right?