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Re: [videoblogging] bit torrent is too confusing

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 7, 2004 | Post #586 | Topic #545

On 05/08/2004, at 12:00 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > for me, P2P is a confusing mess with concern to posting a videoblog. > what's exciting is maybe one day I can post 100MB+ files to my > videoblog. > people watch DVD quality videos(big!) and I dont host it. > oh, and while my computer is on, it is always unnoticeably downloading > the > latest videos that ive subscribed to. > so im never really waiting for downloads. > and somehow someone figures out how to hook my computers into the Tv > so I > could watch with other people. i like the sound of what bittorrent does and its potential. the idea of using spare bandwidth is sensible. The BBC are using the same idea in a system they developed to deliver high quality broadband on demand during the Olympics. On the other hand bandwidth is one of the fundamental constraints of networked media and one of the great myths of the network is of 0 lag. There will never be enough bandwidth. I guess all I'm thinking about is that there's no art without constraint, and this is one of our most legitimate and meaningful constraints. I think of it as like early cinema: no colour, no sound, no guaranteed frame rate. You could either complain about it and go back to painting, or invent cinema. The inventing ones used these constraints positively. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/