__/ [ Handover Phist ] on Monday 22 May 2006 22:20 \__
> Roy Schestowitz :
>> Streaming Flash, 10-minutes long. GIMP, Bender 3D, Ubuntu and other FOSS
>> programs were used to make this fun a reality.
> Or you can get it at the source. Much higher quality.
Less convenient, in my humble opinion. The same goes for the popular XGL
videos. I quite liked the introduction and subsequent rise of video
embedment in Flash. They make content more accessible in more cases (with
the exclusion of PDA's perhaps).
When Google fist announced it last year, they called it the inter-operable
video player. Look how far is has all come. Need anyone truly download
films when they are so easy to discover and stream (for free)? I hear that
YouTube are having financial troubles, by the way, and AOL are due to
compete with them. Expect some takeovers, /a la/ Flickr. Digg might be
another company to be adopted by a giant.
Just a decade ago, who would have thought that something so
bandwidth-intensive would go Web-based? If films can make the transition,
anything can. Applications included (Ajax, Web 2.0 hype). As regards
throughput limitations*, dark fibre is coming.
*Some stories talk about how comminication can be crippled due to traffic
of video streams and downloads over the Web. During E3, 600 terabytes of
bandwidth were consumed by Halo 3 alone.
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