I wonder if MT will be able to block it. Because right now I don't allow
p2p or bit torrent on my network, and it is successfully blocked by MT.
You have a good day now,en mag jou more's ook so wees.
Carl A Jeptha
Dawn DiPietro wrote:
Venice Project would break many users' ISP conditions
OUT-LAW News, 03/01/2007
Internet television system The Venice Project could break users'
monthly internet bandwith limits in hours, according to the team
It downloads 320 megabytes (MB) per hour from users' computers,
meaning that users could reach their monthly download limits in hours
and that it could be unusable for bandwidth-capped users.
The Venice Project is the new system being developed by Janus Friis
and Niklas Zennström, the Scandinavian entrepreneurs behind the
revolutionary services Kazaa and Skype. It is currently being used by
6,000 beta testers and is due to be launched next year.
The data transfer rate is revealed in the documentation sent to beta
testers and the instructions make it very clear what the bandwidth
requirements are so that users are not caught out.
Under a banner saying 'Important notice for users with limits on their
internet usage', the document says: The Venice Project is a streaming
video application, and so uses a relatively high amount of bandwidth
per hour. One hour of viewing is 320MB downloaded and 105 Megabytes
uploaded, which means that it will exhaust a 1 Gigabyte cap in 10
hours. Also, the application continues to run in the background after
you close the main window.
For this reason, if you pay for your bandwidth usage per megabyte or
have your usage capped by your ISP, you should be careful to always
exit the Venice Project client completely when you are finished
watching it, says the document
Many ISPs offer broadband connections which are unlimited to use by
time, but have limits on the amount of data that can be transferred
over the connection each month. Though limits are 'advisory' and not
strict, users who regularly far exceed the limits break the terms of
BT's most basic broadband package BT Total Broadband Package 1, for
example, has a 2GB monthly 'usage guideline'. This would be reached
after 20 hours of viewing.
The software is also likely to transfer data even when not being used.
The Venice system is going to run on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network,
which means that users host and send the programmes to other users in
an automated system.
OUT-LAW has seen screenshots from the system and talked to one of the
testers of it, who reports very favourably on its use. This is going
to be the one. I've used some of the other software out there and it's
fine, but my dad could use this, they've just got it right, he said.
It looks great, you fire it up and in two minutes you're live, you're
The source said that claims being made for the system being near high
definition in terms of picture quality are wide of the mark. It's
not high definition. It's the same as normal television, he said.
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