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:
  http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3550

In streaming vs. file download there's a trade off. In file streaming,
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.

-cpghost.

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