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How can random data be rejected if only DRM-wrapped data is handed over for decrypting?

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How can random data be rejected if only DRM-wrapped data is handed over for decrypting?

No idea ,but anyhow the stories i am reading on the web it sounds like Firefox is gonna die very fast.

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If will only die very fast if it being DRM-free was the only reason people used it.

 

I didn't even know they weren't using it until today. I bet I'm not the only one.

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If will only die very fast if it being DRM-free was the only reason people used it.

 

I didn't even know they weren't using it until today. I bet I'm not the only one.

DRM was only turned on in the last 24 hours. Read the links it says it all.

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I did.

I didn't know it was tuned on because I didn't know it was turned off for Firefox and on for everyone else.

I am still using Firefox.

This can't have been the only reason a majority of people use Firefox.

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My understanding is that it's a form of DRM that companies like Netflix use for secure sessions, a kind of proprietary passkey that allows decoding of streaming video from their services.

 

The Firefox implementation is closed-source from Adobe, but wrapped in open-source code that only activates as necessary. So it won't be used for the vast majority of internet traffic, only for specific use cases. Chrome and IE have had it for ages, Firefox added it to prevent users switching away.

 

And it's opt-in, as Arstechnica explains, just like Flash Player itself is an opt-in install:

As much as Mozilla as an organization may dislike DRM, and as much as it may believe the EME specification to be flawed, Baker says that Mozilla cannot change the industry alone. As such, it needs to support DRM, too. The choice of whether to use the DRM facilities will be left to the end user, and those who do not want to use it can elect not to activate it. The CDM will not actually be distributed with Firefox, either; if users elect to use it, it will be downloaded from Adobe.

(Edited for bold by me)

http://arstechnica.com/information-technol...drm-in-firefox/

I'm not bothered by it, I'll keep with the browser for the add-ons and the interface. Well, the Pale Moon fork of it anyway :)

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guess so...

 

On 12 February 2013, Opera announced it would drop its own Presto engine in favour of WebKit as implemented by Google's Chrome browser, using code from the Chromium project. Opera Software also planned to contribute code to WebKit.[44] On 3 April 2013, Google announced that it would fork components from WebKit to form a new rendering engine known as Blink; the same day, Opera confirmed that it would follow Google in implementing Blink.[45]

 

I like the look of the newest FF. I had used chrome on my laptop but for some reason started stalling, so I tried FF and it was smooth.

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I hate DRM like everyone else, but one of the plus sides i see is that i will be able to watch Netflix on Linux :).

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So would this affect those users using geoblocking tools to access Netflix ,Hulu and HBO channel.

 

I bet Rupert Murdoch is behind this move. He is very active on Media Control via payment methods.

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guess so...

 

On 12 February 2013, Opera announced it would drop its own Presto engine in favour of WebKit as implemented by Google's Chrome browser, using code from the Chromium project. Opera Software also planned to contribute code to WebKit.[44] On 3 April 2013, Google announced that it would fork components from WebKit to form a new rendering engine known as Blink; the same day, Opera confirmed that it would follow Google in implementing Blink.[45]

 

I like the look of the newest FF. I had used chrome on my laptop but for some reason started stalling, so I tried FF and it was smooth.

Thats assuming you upgraded since then.

I'm still on presto :)

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Looks like Firefox is removing access to Adobe Flash saying its a security risk and too outdated to be used for anything but DRM control. With Html5 now being used their no more need to access Flash.

 

So how can you tell if a site is using Html5 or Flash?

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from your post, I'd assume it wont load if it's flash, but will if its HTML5

Just like everything else open source, you'll still be able to install flash, it just wont ship with it like it was for a while.

 

Since the drop of PRESTO, I moved away from Opera and use Waterfox.

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There's still plenty of Flash around and it's not going to go away in a hurrry - not to mention hundreds of games.

 

My (older) version of FF blocked Flash starting the other day, all I had to do was let Flash update.

 

Funny (not) how Flash has only really become a trouble spot since Adobe took over Macromedia.

But no surprise since Reader (Acrobat) has been descending down the turd gurgler for years, and many of their other products becoming just that more annoying to use with each new release.

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Just updated to v39 yesterday and i am having problems with it. Seems to be very memory hungry if i watch a Youtube clip.

 

Not sure if its the latest Flash update or FireFox ,i updated both at the same time.

 

Anyone have V39 and can check this for me. Its really bothering me as cannot watch Youtubes any more over the crashing.

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I have FLASH uninstalled so I can watch youtube.

I really dislike the flash player in youtube, and use the HTML5 option instead.

Uses WAYYY less internet data, and loads (renders the page) about twice as fast.

 

I'm also on waterfox though, because I use a 64 bit operating system.

Edited by Master_Scythe

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I have FLASH uninstalled so I can watch youtube.

I really dislike the flash player in youtube, and use the HTML5 option instead.

Uses WAYYY less internet data, and loads (renders the page) about twice as fast.

 

I'm also on waterfox though, because I use a 64 bit operating system.

 

I watch IVIEW ABC a lot so i need it for that.

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Something is wrong ,my memory is getting low and seems to be losing memory like a leak in whole system now. And i just cannot recover it now.

 

I cannot believe Firefox and flash update to cause so much damage.

 

Checking the Task manager it keeps saying hard faults in memory and just getting worse ,i have 4gb and i am using 1.81gb on something.

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Checking the Task manager it keeps saying hard faults in memory and just getting worse ,i have 4gb and i am using 1.81gb on something.

 

So not using much really. what do you mean?

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Hard to explain. It was after playing Youtubes the caches where not clearing but instead multiplying. After stopping playing the caches should of emptied but did not do that at all. Chewing up memory and hitting the Network ports too.

 

I rolled firefox to v36 and so far it seems fine. Not sure what was happening but it scared the crap out of me.

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Can i suggest you use a portable version of OPERA with flash installed for iView alone?

Just set iview as its homepage.

 

 

Not only does this keep Waterfox (or firefox if you're on 32bit) flash free, but I know you're a little paranoid about back door risks, so not having flash installed at all on your day to day browser is one less entry way to try and guard.

Youtube works better without Flash installed.

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