[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at mozilla.com
Tue Nov 2 14:28:09 PDT 2010

On 11/1/2010 6:08 PM, Andy Berkheimer wrote:
> [ Incremental network demand does have a marginal cost for YT and we
> are sensitive to this too, contrary to some reports - just to clear
> that up! ]

I figured you were peered with basically everyone and probably don't pay 
anywhere near as much as other providers. :)

> But there are also some scenarios where pre-buffering more data for
> improved performance can be worthwhile, even if those bits are less
> likely to be watched.  The two examples that come to mind: some users
> prefer a consistent quality experience and are willing to wait for it,
> and some users are in environments that are too slow to ever get a
> stream in real time.

Indeed; I know that I have had both of these experiences over the last 
couple of years.


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