Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
pete at he.iki.fi
Sun Jan 21 16:11:28 UTC 2007
Gian Constantine wrote:
> I agree with you. From a consumer standpoint, a trickle or off-peak
> download model is the ideal low-impact solution to content delivery.
> And absolutely, a 500GB drive would almost be overkill on space for
> disposable content encoded in H.264. Excellent SD (480i) content can
> be achieved at ~1200 to 1500kbps, resulting in about a 1GB file for a
> 90 minute title. HD is almost out of the question for internet
> download, given good 720p at ~5500kbps, resulting in a 30GB file for a
> 90 minute title.
Kilobits, not bytes. So it's 3.7GB for 720p 90minutes at 5.5Mbps.
Regularly transferred over the internet.
Popular content in the size category 2-4GB has tens of thousands and in
some cases hundreds of thousands of downloads from a single tracker.
Saying it's "out of question" does not make it go away. But denial is
usually the first phase anyway.
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