streaming

Fri
16
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Comcast to Reinstate Bandwidth Caps: Fair or Foul?

It appears as if one of the largest cable and home Internet service providers in the United States is planning to reinstate monthly bandwidth limits on its many customers. The news is raising new and old questions about net neutrality , Internet ... fairness, and bandwidth usage caps in general. Recently, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen told a New York audience that his company plans to reinstate monthly bandwidth caps sometime in the next five years. Bandwidth Cap System More Fair, Says Exec Bandwidth is loosely defined as is a measurement of available or consumed data communication ... (view more)

Thu
21
May
Dennis Faas's picture

MS Announces Netflix Deal, Media Center Streaming

Microsoft has announced it will stream movies from Netflix through its Windows Media Center software. It's a major breakthrough in the firm's attempt to make sure that PCs can compete with game consoles and dedicated devices in the streaming market. ... Netflix already provides Xbox 360 DVD rentals , allowing customers to watch directly on their TV sets. Until now, PC users had only been able to watch streaming movies from Netfix on their computer screens. Streaming it to a TV set could only be done through "unofficial" methods and copy protection meant the resulting image would be of a ... (view more)

Thu
11
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Prism', and 'Download Mp3s From Streaming Music Sites'

Prism Prism is an application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on the desktop. http://labs.mozilla.com Download Mp3s From Streaming Music Sites Have you ever been annoyed that playlist-based music ... sites don't let you download songs? And once the player moves on to the next song, that song is gone. Or, is it? Most services like the ones above rely on Flash or JavaScript to obfuscate URLs and make it difficult, though not impossible, to download the actual files. In this guide, we'll show you how you can grab just about any file you want by ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Streaming Server', and 'Replicator'

Streaming Server Darwin Streaming Server, the open source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols. Based on ... the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server provides a high level of customizability and runs on a variety of platforms allowing you to manipulate the code to fit your needs. Who should use Darwin Streaming Server? While sharing the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server is an open source ... (view more)

Thu
18
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Web Radio

Internet radio is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. Not every internet "radio station" has a corresponding traditional radio station. Many internet radio stations are completely independent from traditional ("terrestrial") radio ... stations and broadcast only on the Internet. Broadcasting on the Internet is usually referred to as streaming. Because the radio signal is relayed over the Internet, it is possible to access the stations from anywhere in the world -- for example, to listen to an Australian radio station from Europe or America. This makes it a popular service for ... (view more)

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