farid at hajji.name
Mon May 25 22:02:57 UTC 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 11:06:57PM +0200, cpghost wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 09:30:30PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > >
> > > make search key="streaming"
> > >
> > > in the ports directory. IMHO, streaming versus downloading is more
> > > bandwidth intensive overall.
> > and give NO adventages.
> > anyway - file that is available through FTP/HTTP or similar way you can
> > stream too. just without any extra tools both under windoze and unix.
> You're aware of UDP-based real-time streaming protocols, right?
> RTP being one of them:
> In streaming vs. file download there's a trade off. In file streaming,
s/file streaming/file download/
> all data must arrive, and it doesn't matter that retransmission of lost
> packets temporarily interrupts the transmission (that's what TCP does
> very well). In streaming, lost packets are tolerated, as long as the
> transmission doesn't "hang" (e.g. due to retransmissions). Here, UDP-
> based protocols are often a better choice.
The point here is that you need special servers and clients for
streaming, that are not based on plain old TCP.
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