[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Chris Pearce chris at pearce.org.nz
Mon Nov 15 16:37:21 PST 2010

On 16/11/2010 12:19 p.m., Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Chris Pearce<chris at pearce.org.nz>  wrote:
>> The earlier consensus from most of the content providers was the non
>> interleaved was easier to manage, particularly at large scale when you
>> have a number of different bitrate streams, and a number of different
>> audio tracks.
> We have to be careful where we take that statement. Just because the
> large content owners don't want to do physical chunks and want to keep
> audio and video tracks separate doesn't mean we have to do that over
> the network or use chunks in the manifest file.

There's not much point in designing a technology which the content 
providers won't want to use.

> There is always the
> possibility to have something different on disk than what is being
> sent over the network.

That requires custom servers, which isn't ideal. Anything we do should 
work with current infrastructure if possible.

>   For large content providers use of such server
> extensions makes a lot of sense. We also have to look at what makes
> more sense in the players and what makes sense for small content
> providers.

Granted, but whichever way we do it, chunks or non-interleaved, users 
will still need to split up their files using some yet to be developed 
tool(s). Whether that tool chunks or de-interleaves or whatever, it 
probably won't bother the small players how it works.

Chris P.

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