[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Mon Nov 15 09:49:54 PST 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Steve Lhomme <slhomme at matroska.org> wrote:
> Doesn't it lead to more sync issues when the files you received are
> not interleaved ? The 2 streams may not load at the same speed (once
> better cached than the other for example). It also makes it harder to
> estimate the current download speed... That's an edge case, but
> precisely the kind of odd network behaviour that "adaptative"
> streaming is meant to handle.
> One big pro for non interleaved is that switching between languages
> (or regular/commentary track) is a lot easier and the only reasonable
> way to handle it server side.

PS: And also allows something not possible now: listen to music from
video sites without having to load the video part. It's possible with
RTP but the quality (on YouTube for ex) is just not there.

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