Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
tme at multicasttech.com
Mon Jan 8 21:50:35 UTC 2007
I'm working on it.
On Jan 8, 2007, at 3:29 PM, Bora Akyol wrote:
> That's because most of these people are watching the stream
> on their computer (Mac or PC).
> Bring that box to the living room in an attractive package and
> the stats will be very different.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On
>> Behalf Of Marshall Eubanks
>> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 7:45 AM
>> To: colm at stdlib.net
>> Cc: Andrew Odlyzko; nanog at merit.edu
>> Subject: Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a
>> day, continuously?
>> On Jan 6, 2007, at 10:19 AM, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 09:09:19AM -0600, Andrew Odlyzko wrote:
>>>> 2. The question I don't understand is, why stream?
>>> There are other good reasons, but fundamentally; because of live
>>>> In these days, when a terabyte disk for consumer PCs is about to be
>>>> introduced, why bother with streaming? It is so much simpler to
>>>> download (at faster than real-time rates, if possible), and play it
>>> That might be worse for download operators, because people may
>>> an hour of video, and only watch 5 minutes :/
>> Our logs show that, for every 100 people who start to watch a
>> only 2 or 5 % watch over
>> 30 minutes in one sitting, even for VOD where they presumably have
>> some interest in the movie up front, and
>> more more than 9% will watch all of VOD movie, even over multiple
>> viewings. This is also very consistent
>> with time, but I don't have any pretty plots handy. (Our cumulative
>> audience in 2006 was 2.74 million people, I have lots of statistics.)
>> So, from that standpoint, making a video file available for download
>> is wasting order of 90% of the bandwidth used
>> to download it.
>>> Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm
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