[opendtv] Re: Web Streaming Content and QT, WMV, Flash, ETC

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:49:43 -0800

An MPEG-2 program stream (not a transport stream) would seem to qualify.  If
you're already creating transport streams, it's not all that difficult to
create one or more program streams from that, without any re-encoding.  I'm
not sure how one would stream it, but I suspect it's not all that difficult
using RTSP.  


Is this for within your intranet, or externally, or both?




John Willkie


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Enviado el: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 4:12 PM
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Asunto: [opendtv] Web Streaming Content and QT, WMV, Flash, ETC


As we have been discussing the problems with different viewers, we are
looking to how we are going to deliver our web content.  Naturally, one can
send MOV or WMV files, but I recently have had problems with either of them
working properly on different operating systems.  Not many people like to
use QT on Windows and I think the same is true for WMV files on Macs.  So we
thought we would turn to Flash. 

So far, Flash has worked well for our web streaming.  But I have been
hearing some negative feedback lately regarding long form programs.  And one
can't distribute Flash files because they don't play back on computers.
They seem to play back fine through the web with embedded SWF/Flash players
but one cannot directly distribute the files. 

Is there such a thing as a good generic file format, using a common codec,
for consistent playback on multiple platforms? 


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