Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


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..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: