At 12:16 p.m. 5/05/2004 +1200, David Robb wrote:
On Wed, 5 May 2004, Jonathan Brewer wrote:
Nice webcast, but where's the 8mbps HDTV stream!?
Or at least something a bit higher bandwidth than 128kbit.
Sorry - the HDTV stuff is about 12 months away due to a CPU capacity crisis
- we need the 64bitters and appropriate software.
I chose 128k as the best single stream to do that would be usable by the
max people. I was using my laptop so cpu was limited. WHile I could have
done a higher bit rate, the audience would have been restricted. A number
of contacts reported firewall blocks in place and so some resorted to
dial-up !! I use protocol roll over to try and get around firewalls, so
I'm supporting mms and rtsp. So sorry bout the 128, but it did get a good
A link to the stream was carried by Stuff.co.nz and we had a simultaneous
peak of 92 viewers. The log files shows something like 1550 connections
looking at VideoNow. I didn't have individual logging turned on, so its
mixed with other traffic, but VideoNow was saturating the log file, so
about 1500 odd connex.
The next stage is to get the gear a little more portable (like a backpack,
like our other portable units) and also get multi-bit rate.
And yes, we are available for the beach volley-ball championship, but would
insist on full coverage of the event, including all the lead up trials etc.
Do I have any volunteers for the camera crew ?