Hulu tried to encrypt content, already cracked

Hulu is trying to keep its content restricted to traditional browsers. By doing so it hopes to shut down clients such as Boxee and other apps that enable the websites content to be distributed over non traditional browsers.

Milliesoft "h[as] come across an interesting development with Hulu this morning. They have started encoding the html that they send to people's browsers, and then decoding it using javascript before rendering it."

This appears to be an on going battle against non traditional means of displaying Hulu's content. The reasoning may be revenue based as the site may not receive proper views or clicks when viewed in such a manner. More than likely it's probably also upsetting major corporate networks who don't want to see Hulu streamed to televisions. Either way, when there is something to be hacked or cracked there is a team somewhere dedicated to the cause.

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Eh if Hulu does that I'll just go on Google and find another site to get my weekly fix of family guy. Hulu will only drive away visitors with this stupid DRM stuff.

IntelliMoo said,
hulu blows anyway, commercials and only bits of movies

They have more than just "bits" do some more research before posting. Also less commericals than traditional TV networks.

Pixil Eyes said,
They have more than just "bits" do some more research before posting. Also less commericals than traditional TV networks.
Still only works in the USA... :P

when there is something to be hacked or cracked there is a team somewhere dedicated to the cause

Yup, it's a cat and mouse game that never ends. The honest customer always ends up footing the bill though which makes it difficult to justify doing the right thing.

I don't see what the point is in "cracking" Hulu. I watch shows from Hulu on my TV via HDMI all the time, it works fine. I can see the appeal in downloading shows from cappers, so the commercials are cut out, but standard television has like 5-minute long commercial breaks. With Hulu you are subjected to only one commercial before the show resumes. I think that's more than feasible and people who are looking for a way around that have way too much time on their hands; it's not worth the effort.

Yeah, but thats through a browser. Some users would like to watch Hulu through HTPC software like Boxee and this is stopping it. I don't think this is a complaint against commercials.

It's not because Boxee didnt block out the commericals all boxee is, is another interface to use to access content instead of using tradiional web browers. And you only get a 15-30 second commerical woopie de do and in some instances you'll be given to option to watch a 2-3 minute commerical in the beginning but then afterwards your content will play uninterrupted. As for copying content to your computer it can be done but why? That's not very good quailty.

I still can't believe that after YEARS of the same thing happening time and time again, companies still invest in encrypting and DRM stuff. There's absolutely no point.

DomZ said,
I still can't believe that after YEARS of the same thing happening time and time again, companies still invest in encrypting and DRM stuff. There's absolutely no point.


No LOGICAL point. I would presume that management has to let content owners know that they are protecting their data.

But yea, your point is valid. It's the content owners who have to realize that once you let the content outside your gates, it can be copied.

hmmm, with console's doubling as computers... (ps3, wii), people are going to get it to work with there browser.
Let alone just hooking up a laptop with an hdmi cable to the tv and a wireless keyboard/mouse.

Pixil Eyes said,
So DVR's are ok?

You're assuming boxee shows hulu's content without ads. They don't as far as I've heard.

WyldPhoenix said,
Go for it "team Hulu crackers"!

just got a Sanyo 26 inch. who cares about streaming it to the tv? have the tv hooked up to the computer. :P been having fun with netflix , but maybe I'll do this with hulu. might actually see something

Doli said,
Still want to cheer on "team Hulu crackers" when advertisers and TV networks leave Hulu?

And where exactly are advertisers going to go? Newspapers are dying, people are skipping ads on TV, etc. If the advertisers don't start investing in the Internet and Digital Distribution avenues, they are going to find themselves with nowhere to sell.