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Re: [Gnash-dev] Proposal: Bittorrent support for Gnash

From: Dossy Shiobara
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Proposal: Bittorrent support for Gnash
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:31:41 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On 2008.03.17, Russ Nelson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Well, but when you're streaming through a TCP connection, you cannot
> guarantee at the beginning that every block will be available by the
> time you're ready to consume it.


> The biggest difference between TCP and BitTorrent is that TCP delivers
> data in the same order you sent it, which is the order in which the
> user wants it, whereas BitTorrent delivers in random order, so you
> potentially have to wait until the very end of reception.  Then again,
> people's typical response to insufficient bandwidth (slow delivery) is
> to click on pause until the entire stream has been received.

Given that BitTorrent streaming isn't practical, is there real value in
tightly integrating Gnash with a BitTorrent client?  It seems like a lot
of work for very little return, IMHO.

Dossy Shiobara              | address@hidden |
Panoptic Computer Network   |
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