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Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
June 29, 2004 | Post #206 | Topic #140

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > Not necessarily. If they are bundled the visitor can download the package > (meta+video) once and have it on their harddrive for later viewing. If > they come seperate the visitor will only download the SMIL file (meta), > but every time he wants to see the video he would open the SMIL file and > then redownload the video file. > > It's not a problem if every visitor only views a video once, but more than > that it's extra bandwidth. The fix for this is for media players to do web caching properly, which they don't. We badly need a new generation of players. - Lucas