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« on: February 19, 2010, 04:32:10 pm »


Octoshape Grid Delivery enhancement

By installing the Octoshape Grid Delivery enhancement for Adobe Flash Player, you will be able to view higher quality video streams. This software enhancement will also provide faster start up of content and less buffering and interruptions. These Octoshape enhancements will be installed on your computer as an add-in for the Adobe Flash Player and can be uninstalled at any time (see below).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Octoshape Grid Delivery enhancement?

The Octoshape software utilizes a grid streaming technology. With grid streaming technology, parts of the video and audio stream you watch may be delivered to your personal computer system via the personal computer systems of other end users of the software, and the personal computer system on which you install the Software may also be used to deliver parts of the video and audio stream to other end users of the Software only while you are viewing the same respective stream.

By installing the Octoshape software you are granting permission for Octoshape, the website and other end users of the software to utilize and share the processor and bandwidth of your personal computer system for the limited purpose of facilitating the communication between you and other end users of the software, including Octoshape and the website, and improving bandwidth efficiency in order to provide you the content.
2. Will other users of the Octoshape grid streaming technology have access to any of my information?

No, other users of the Octoshape grid streaming technology will not have access to any of your information.
3. How will the Octoshape software improve my viewing experience?

Installing the Octoshape software will provide you with:

    * Higher quality video
    * Faster startup
    * Less buffering
    * Fewer interruptions

4. Do I need the Octoshape software to view the content on this website?

The site in question may or may not provide the content via other delivery methods. If the content is provided via the unenhanced version of Adobe Flash Player, it will not include the added benefits referenced above.
5. What happens if I select "YES"?

When you select "Yes", the Octoshape software will be installed on your computer, and you will be asked to review and accept the Octoshape End User License Agreement. After you accept the Octoshape End User License Agreement, the Octoshape software will be activated and you will be able to view the content with the enhancements referenced above. The Octoshape software will remain on your computer until you uninstall the program.
6. What happens if I select "YES" to install the software but decline to accept the Octoshape End User License Agreement terms?

The Octoshape Grid Delivery enhancement will be installed on your computer but will remain dormant/unactivated. To uninstall, see instructions below.
7. How do I uninstall the Octoshape software from my computer?

You may uninstall the Octoshape software at any time.

To uninstall the Octoshape Grid Delivery enhancement follow the directions for your specific platform:

Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003: Go to Start -> Settings -> Control panel. Now select "Add or Remove Programs". Find "Octoshape add-in for Adobe Flash Player" and press "Change/Remove".

Windows Vista: Go to Start -> Control panel (-> Programs) and press "Programs and features". Find "Octoshape add-in for Adobe Flash Player" and press "Uninstall/Change" in the top menu.

Mac OS X: Simply drag the folder "octoshape" located at [HARD DRIVE]\Users\[USER]\Library\Preferences\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ to the Trash
8. Are there any other terms or conditions that apply to my use of the Octoshape software?

Yes, your use of the Octoshape software is subject to the Octoshape's End User License Agreement. Click here to view the Octoshape End User License Agreement
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 10:59:04 pm »

Flash already supports high quality videos and there is a plenty of videos out there to prove it.

I would say this sounds like one of those trojens or just a resource hungry malware! Personally I wouldn't install it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 11:15:40 pm »

No I didn't install it.  It was offered by CNN video today when viewing the Tiger Woods live feed about his indiscretions. I took my chances and watched it with my regular Flash feed.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 01:38:36 am »

Yeah in that case it might be legit but I still don't prefer to install things that can be done by other softwares that I know of.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 01:57:12 am »

I agree with you so I didnt.  I viewed the video with the regular flash they had.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 12:49:22 am »

How was the playing video? Any different than normal videos?
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