On Mar 8, 2008, at 9:18 PM, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
The problem with multicast in this application is that it only
works if all the clients are accepting the same data stream and
viewing it live.
That's not how people tend to view Web video, there might be 50% of
the crowd watching it as Oprah speaks but the rest are likely to be
time shifted from a few secs to hours or even days.
FYI, in this case of Oprah's Book Club, it was 500,000 people trying
to view the webinar *at the same time*.
The web collaboration sessions are then archived on her site so that
people can view them at a later time. So some % of viewers will
watch them at some later time, but 500,000 were trying to participate
in the "interactive" and "real-time" web collab session.
Dan York, CISSP, Director of Emerging Communication Technology
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