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RE: Was it foreseen that the Internet might handle 242 Gbps of trafficfor Oprah's Book Club webinars?

2008-03-10 19:46:13
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.

You clearly don't understand the point of this event. There were 500k+
wanting to simultaneously watch it live. The other 250k+ that signed up
would be watching a time shifted replay. Due to the problems, significantly
more people ended up doing the time shifted version than had intended to. 


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