[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs
videophool at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 1 00:19:34 PDT 2010
RE: It's very useful here in Australia with the delays and fluctuations in bandwidth that we get
Adaptive streaming has two primary goals: fast startup time, and minimal interruptions, and the model is to vary the video bitrate to smooth bandwidth fluctuations. If you want to have a large buffer and long buffering times so that you can watch high-quality (high bitrate) video regardless of available bandwidth, then you do not need adaptive streaming, since you have this functionality with the current generation of YouTube. David
> From: silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:09:23 +1100
> To: foms at lists.annodex.net
> Subject: Re: [foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 6:53 AM, David R <videophool at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > On Oct 28, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Andy Berkheimer wrote:
> >> - user really wants to watch high quality video even if they have a slow
> >> connection, pause playback but continue buffering.
> > Few devices have sufficient storage to allow buffering high-bitrate video to
> > compensate for a slow connection. In addition, content owners often place
> > limits on the device buffer size.
> > David
> Actually, my son frequently does that with the YouTube videos he
> watches - he will open 20 tabs of YouTube videos put them al briefly
> on "play" then "pause" so that they start downloading - then go off do
> something else for a bit and come back later to watch one after the
> other. It's very useful here in Australia with the delays and
> fluctuations in bandwidth that we get. Also, it's on a desktop and he
> has no storage problems.
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