On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 11:06:57PM +0200, cpghost wrote: > 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, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sorry, mistake: s/file streaming/file download/ > 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. The point here is that you need special servers and clients for streaming, that are not based on plain old TCP. -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"