[LINK] Streaming TV Tests

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Thu Mar 29 08:00:32 AEST 2007

On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 09:42:15PM +1000, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> George Bray wrote:
> >I've got another set of test streams available, and if you've got a
> >few minutes I'd appreciate some feedback on their quality and their
> >ability to maintain smooth playing.
> >
> >      http://uctv.canberra.edu.au/tv-tests
> [...]
> The download rate was too slow and resulted in choppy intermittent video.
> My tests were conducted just now around 20070328 21:20:00

that pretty much matches my experience with streaming video (my current
link is ADSL1, 8Mbps down, 384k up).

i generally don't bother with streaming video, it's far too annoying.
i only watch video from the net if there is some convenient way to
download it first and watch it at my leisure (without the choppy
stop-start annoyance of lagged streaming).

there is a plugin for firefox called 'VideoDownloader' which provides
clickable download links for many common video sites like google video,
youtube, and about 60 others according to the blurb. a lot less hassle
than viewing the source of the html page, extracting the URLs (which
are usually just to a redirector script which gives you the real URL of
the video) and downloading them manually....which is what i used to do
(rarely, when i could be bothered) before installing VideoDownloader.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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