Streaming server

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon May 25 22:34:52 UTC 2009

>> 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?

yes it is, but we talked about youtube-like services. it's not UDP based

> 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.

youtube player, and most players just use big buffer and download as fast 
as it can until buffer is filled. because of this temporary "hangs" due to 
packet loss isn't a problem, while you get movies always complete.

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