A Flash glitch allows users to record and copy all videos from Amazon.com’s Video on Demand service.
The free demo version of Replay Media Catcher allows anyone to watch 75 percent of anything recorded and 100 percent of YouTube videos. For $39, a user can watch everything recorded.
One Web site explains step-by-step how to use the video stream catching software.
Amazon.com’s Adobe-powered Video On Demand service allows viewers to watch the first two minutes of a movie or TV show for free. It charges up to $3.99 to rent a movie for 24 hours and up to $14.99 to download a movie permanently.
Amazon starts to stream the entire movie during the free preview — even though it pauses the video on the Web browser after the first two minutes — so that users can start watching the rest of the video right away once they pay. [InternetNews.com]
UPDATE: Easy come, easy go. On Moday, Amazon said it fixed the hole.
Amazon.com has fixed a glitch in its video streaming service by adopting Adobe Systems Inc’s encryption on all television shows and movies found on its site, software maker Adobe said on Monday. [Reuters]