Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Mon Jun 13 17:01:35 UTC 2011

Once upon a time, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> said:
> TTBOMK, no, the affils don't actually reencode the whole feed; there are 
> boxes these days that can insert your bug without trashing the rest of 
> the stream -- and I think their contract with the network *requires* them
> to run their primary streams as-had, though I can't produce a citation
> on that.
> Do you have a citation on this, Chris?  I have a couple MythTV people
> on that list who work at network affils that I could ask.

Well, many/most have multiple channels in their digital stream, and they
have to reencode to lower bitrates to fit them all in (different
stations do better or worse jobs at this).  Only one signal here just
carries one channel.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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