Is Flash like Java in that it cannot open sockets or pull files from remote URLs? I want to be able to embed a video on MySpace and I obviously don't have access to their FTP server. Can I pull a video file and image files from a distant server?
If they allow this, what is the possible reason for such a restriction? As long as the Flash program runs in a sandbox I don't see any possible harm/security risk to a user's computer.