Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company

Dorn Hetzel dorn at hetzel.org
Wed May 18 15:09:57 CDT 2011


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> I don't see how multicast necasarily solves the netflix on-demand video
> problem. you have millions of users streaming different content at different
> times. multicast is great for the world cup but how does it solve the video
> on demand problem?
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> I suppose in theory if you have tivo-like devices at the endpoints then
they can capture popular programs at the time of multicast for later
viewing.  Whether this is better than capturing the same programs over a
broadcast medium for later playback, I don't know...



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