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21st June 2010, 04:43 PM #1
Smoothwall caching of i-player
A load of staff want to show the england game on wednesday using i-player so I was thinking about bandwidth. Will our Smoothwall cache the i-player feed or will we just have 20 seperate streams? or does i-player have some special P2P tech that might help in this situation?
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21st June 2010, 05:38 PM #2
Unfortunately, caching of realtime feeds isn't something that's feasible. Now if multicast had ever really caught on...
21st June 2010, 05:58 PM #3
I thought that might be the case but thought I'd ask. I seem to remember reading something about i-player using some sort of P2P tech but not to worry I'll just have to hope the internet connection holds up.
21st June 2010, 05:59 PM #4
The desktop iplayer did/does use p2p, but the flash version doesn't
21st June 2010, 06:00 PM #5
Thanks to mavhc from:
tom_newton (22nd June 2010)
21st June 2010, 06:00 PM #6
Will your LA connection and the beeb have enough capacity to cope with demand thats probably the bigger question
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
21st June 2010, 06:05 PM #7
The P2P tech used by the iPlayer Desktop program was from a company called Kontiki. I'm not sure if this is still the case since I just stream programmes from the website.
21st June 2010, 06:11 PM #8
If you had a capture card connected to a PC, would you be allowed to re-broadcast it on your LAN using a programme like VLC?
21st June 2010, 07:44 PM #9
Probably not and that's what I've said to the staff
Originally Posted by john
21st June 2010, 07:46 PM #10
Not sure about allowed but it all sounds like too much effort just so some kids can watch a footy match.
Originally Posted by Arthur
22nd June 2010, 12:00 AM #11
I remember when I was at school for the last world cup we had just had the Promethan boards installed and all have a DVD/VCR hooked up and they just bought some booster aerials and connected them up, how times have changed!!
22nd June 2010, 12:07 AM #12
They are at school get on and learn watch it when you get home I remember a big foot ball thing when i was at school every one made such a fuss.
22nd June 2010, 10:57 AM #13
Originally Posted by tom_newton
I take it our Smoothwall SWG-708 box should be upto the task?
22nd June 2010, 08:17 PM #14
Yeah, but web protocols/flash may not be
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