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i've been working on a new technology which i want to start beta testing,
and i require bandwidth, as the technology is p2p based.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Online_Marketing/Q_21133998.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Online_Marketing/Q_21141685.html

i have another question pending, which i hope will tell me if what i
have done has been done before:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21163555.html

Living in Australia, we're faced with the problem of extremely high server
space, and latency is an important issue in the protocol, so having
servers in the US, is impractical without intermediate servers
such as in asia and europe.

do you like p2p ? and the idea of actually being able to stream full
screen movies without the need for having to go through the
hassle of production ?,  personally i dont watch tv, but then
again having 15,000 television channels might be interesting..

let me know.








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by:humeniuk
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One question not addressed in your other posts: what are the bandwidth requirements?  or is that dependent on the source file?
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usually 400k/bits and you get very  high quality movies,, the new version will see
that come down to about 200kilobits...

however,, due to a few tricks inside the software,, you will still receive continous
( same quality - high ), even if your bandwidth is below what is recommended..
( this is a pretty big feature, so i cant say much about it )
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How good is "very high quality"?  Does it compare to VHS, for example?
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by:apakian
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it might be as good as vhs or better, if played through a television, and sat away
from at normal viewing distance..
Monitors are a bit too sharp, for comfortable viewing, and artifacts
are more noticeable.

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If it lives up to everything you've said, it sounds like a great product.  As mentioned in your other thread, I'd be interested in beta testing it with an upcoming project, but that's not something that can be discussed in this public forum.
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i need to know where i stand, this is why i am using EE , as it it provides
an excellent source of knowledge research, i would go as far as to say,
that EE could be used as a market research tool, that would outperform
any company you could engage..

the last thing i would want to do, is to make word, of something that
has been done before, or worse, does not do as i say.

what do you consider, state of the art for movie on demand, at present,
and if exists, over peer 2 peer..





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humeniuk earned 175 total points
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It isn't being done on a p2p basis as far as I know, but only through streaming video - with WMV probably being the best example of it presently, partly because of quality, partly because of security.  What you're talking about is 'streaming' video VIA a p2p setup.  I haven't heard of that being done before (which certainly doesn't mean that it hasn't been).
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by:apakian
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almost anything that can be invented, has been in someway or someplace..

do you know much about WMV and/or video streaming, i have a related question
regarding AVI, and the possibilities of it streaming over http.
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I know a little bit, but I'm not remotely an expert.
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by:apakian
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i just ran your demo:

you cannot drag the control to seek, ( ill try again )..

two questions:

on what type of server is your demo running ( standard http ? ) or some media server..

and

why can't avi be streamed in your opinion

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that last comment was sent to the wrong question:
back in a sec
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I thought so  :)
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have you used DIVX , would be my first question:

on their web site, and ofcourse many other sites, they have trailer
or movies encoded in AVI format, which you can download,
save, and then watch using media player or divxplayer etc.

do you know of any system, that can connect to an existing
AVI file on a website, but play it without the need to download
first ( and without the need to modify the file )..

effectively, going to the divx site, and streaming their
content to myself, even though it's in AVI and residing on
a http server.,...

i'm asking more than i thought, so increasing the point by 50,,
ok..

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I'm familiar with DIVX & their site.  No, I can't recall seeing AVI used for streaming or even referred to as a suitable format for streaming.

Are you familiar with VX30 streaming video?  If not, you may be interested in their approach.  It's a playerless, http-based system (see http://www.vx30.com).  Not what you're talking about, but some interesting departures from conventional streaming.
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interesting,, reading at trying it now
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hello again,

ive tried your suggestions,,, and looked at whatever whitepapers i could find:  surely there
must be a video on demand platform that is close to or better than tv, considering
that most people have broadband..

it's a happy problem for me
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Maybe it is a happy problem for you.  That's why I asked the question above, because I don't know of anyone who is delivering stable VHS quality streaming video over consumer broadband internet connections.  If you can do that, it would be a first for me.  Is there a sample I can look at somewhere?
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yes definately,, this is why im looking for beta-testers, not so much for testing,
but to get feedback, as to how it compares to whats out their..

please send me a private email,, and we'll go from their..
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I'd be happy to give you feedback.  Email sent.
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