HULU risks failure for refusing to keep up with technology and public demand by blowing off HTML5
By Martin Krebs
The world has switched to HTML5 video format and HULU.COM has been left in the dust because of greed-based policies.
HTML5 works on all modern platforms. Netflix, every porn site, digital versions of old-school (NBC, CBS, etc.)…essentially everyone that counts, and everyone who is state-of-the-art is on HTML5. Google is dropping web-searches to videos that are not HTML5.
HULU’s technology head says that Hulu only cares about: “…our content partners who license programs to us, our advertisers, and each other. We continue to monitor developments on HTML5, but as of now it doesn’t yet meet all of our customers’ needs. Our player doesn’t just simply stream video, it must also secure the content, handle reporting for our advertisers, render the video using a high performance codec to ensure premium visual quality, communicate back with the server to determine how long to buffer and what bitrate to stream, and dozens of other things that aren’t necessarily visible to the end user. Not all video sites have these needs, but for our business these are all important and often contractual requirements.”
What this means is that Hulu wants to SPY ON it’s consumer viewers like the NSA. HULU has it’s old crap-based spyware player and software that watches what you are watching and spies on everything you do on any device that Hulu is on. HULU keeps a dossier on you. HULU knows if you are married, pregnant, in recovery and what you might buy and to manipulate you into buying things you don’t need.
HULU is stealing your privacy data and using it against you and it can’t control you as much if it is forced to use HTML5.
Nobody else is having the problems that HULU claims to be unable to solve with HTML5. Some HULU owners have insider deals with software suppliers and content people that will reduce their personal kick-backs if they switch away from their good ole boy crony suppliers. Boo friggin hoo.
HULU you are now a public utility and a hundred million people count on you not to screw them over. There are only 47 people at HULU making big bucks off of HULU off of those millions of users. Does that seem right…to exploit those users?
Make the switch to HTML5 HULU. If you can’t figure out how to program HTML5 then fire that guy that made the above public quote and find someone who does!