OSDir: The Revolution Will Be Televised... With Open Source
Feb 01, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Wen)
[ Thanks to Steve for this link.
"There has been hype growing over the idea of distributing video
on the Internet in a vaguely TV-broadcast-like way. 'IPTV' is the
loose marketing term that's being applied, but the concept comes in
more than one form. For example, users can upload their video files
to YouTube and Google Video, which will both stream the video on
demand, and these sites offer this service at no cost.
"Then there's the combined method of distributing video by
bittorrent and RSS: The RSS feed announces to a client program the
availability of a torrent for a video file requested by the user,
whereupon the client then uses bittorrent to fetch it..."