At 05:27 p.m. 1/12/2003 +1300, J S Russell wrote:
On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, James Tyson wrote:
I'm on a ICONZ/Whoosh connection and I
can't even ping the anycast
addresses. I guess that JSR et al have been too busy with telstra to
bother peering with the video servers.
Nope - we're fully peered, I checked multiple times earlier this week,
coming up to the event. :)
The 384K R2 stream is working perfectly for me, and is _excellent_. Much
Much Kudos to R2 and to Citylink for their hard work.
I work for R2 and CityLink - so tks for the comments. R2 has servers in
both AKL and WLG which were anycast connected. We had some issues with
filters on teh routers and boxes conflicting, on the AKL box which delayed
things going. Si and Andy were somewhat distracted., but we got it going.
There were 2 multi-bit rate encoders in the van (a 3rd was doing mpeg-2)
one for each server. One seemed to be producing jerky video, so we
restarted it (not a great thing to do mid show). I'll play around to see if
we can find teh cause. (prob still had it set for NTSC or somethging)
I haven't looked at the logs yet, but it was bigger than last year. Last
year was 2 servers in Wn and carried around 350 clients live (10,000
requests). What I did notice was that 384kbps was the most popular stream.
Wn was carrying over 211 @384 and was only running at 3% CPU. Quite a good
number of 384k clients on AKL. 128 k popular in AKL. (Can't get AKL stats
as box is now shut down)
Sunday night was also successful. Were processing the video now and should
have it online tomorrow. It takes 14 hours per stream to transcode. Another
box is rendering Mondays event. That should also be availablke tomorrow.
FYI we generated 25GB of mpeg-2 video and 150GB of DV video.
We were also feeding video (mpeg-4) to teh St James functions, and several
feeds for TV3 and MoreFM. Some issues with the MoreFM audio codec which
we'll have to understand.
Now theres demand for the footage and dvd etc. So I guess teh work will
carry on for sometime yet.
more details when we can pull all the data together.
This morning we took down all teh cables in CPlace. They have to be
cleaned, coiled, tested, labelled, etc.......
but now some lunch.....