Is it actually going over the internet or just over your local system? Adobe uses networking protocols for different parts of the system to work with each other. Things like Dynamic Link, Warp Stabilizer, Roto Brush, etc. use it.
It's over the Internet, since it says "reg.sorensonmedia.com" on my screenshot (third column, "adress").
I don't really understand why it would need to access the Internet in order to work at all time. When the program starts why not, but why when encoding?
I couldn't see the whole address in the screenshot. Have you installed
Sorenson Squeeze or any of their products? It would make sense if you're
using their encoding products that it might communicate a bit. Bug
catching, usage reports, etc. They're not affiliated with Adobe (as far as
I know), so I would only expect that if you've installed their products.
Actually you're right! I do use Sorenson products, so it's probably not linked with Adobe. How come I didn't think of it sooner... I appreciate your highlights.
Glad to help!
As Szalam indicates, this seems to be an activation check by the Sorenson software that you have installed. I can confirm that the Adobe video applications themselves are not responsible for sending this kind of data while the application is running.
Now, that said, if you opt in to our Product Improvement Program, then some data about how you use the application can be sent back to us. There's information about that in this FAQ list:
That's good to know, thanks Todd for this information.