Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of live-video-streaming-support


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Aug 16, 2011, 8:40:30 PM (9 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    99== The problem with how streaming is currently done ==
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    11 Currently the state of video streaming on the Internet revolves mainly around a set of protocols and software owned by one company, Adobe, that is commonly referred to as flash. There are essentially two video formats that are used for the streaming done on most of the Internet today; flv files are used primarily for prerecorded video (Youtube), and RTMP is used for both live streaming (uStream) and in some cases for prerecorded video (Hulu). Both formats are owned in full by the Adobe Corporation.
     11Currently the state of video streaming on the Internet revolves mainly around a set of protocols and software commonly referred to as flash. This technology is owned by one company, Adobe. If you have ever watched a video on Youtube or Hulu, you've experienced videos delivered in the flash format (flv files) and/or streamed using Adobe's RTMP protocol.
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    1313In additional to technical limitations of Adobe software, there are critically important political limitations. While the Flash Player is free to download, it is not Free Software in any sense. Flash implements a closed web "standard" for streaming video. Building streaming video based on Flash and RTMP means we are hitching our movement to a single company that neither shares our vision nor is willing to share the development of the technology freely.