[LINK] Streaming TV Tests

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Mar 29 10:10:06 AEST 2007

Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Craig Sanders wrote:
>> 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).
> Heh ... ironic, isn't it? This mirrors my experience. Perhaps it is
> because of Australia's unique placement in the Internet of things,
> and its notoriously bad bandwidth supply and woeful distribution of
> same. But yeah, streaming video just "doesn't". I hate it.

Running over my I-Burst Connection, it seemed to me the problem lay with
the server capacity/throughput, not the network connection.

The webpage about the tests took a while to download.

A slight aside - ignoring the requirement to download Quicktime, I
tested Ubuntu Breezy badger/Firefox which didn't recognise the .mov
format and Knoppix 5.1/Iceweazel off the CD which did.

It did well upto 94%, then crawled to 98% and I gave up while it sat on
99%....no picture or sound at all.

Ogg is supposed to be a streaming format, but I only have the files as
downloads. If you would like to use any of the ogg samples at
<http://www.ramin.com.au/linux/acs-os-sig.html> in your tests, let me know.
[there is an ogg plug in for quicktime :-)]

There are samples of streaming ogg (featuring Internet Luminaries
including Richard Stallman) at

Marghanita da Cruz
Telephone: 0414-869202
Ramin Communications Pty Ltd
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