RSTP speed

Author Message
Peter Myers 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Hello,

How can i improve the speed of a certain download with normally streams at about 600 bytes per second? The file is only 2 megs, and i`d like to be able to download it quickly, instead of waiting for it to stream. Is this possible?

Regards,
Peter
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
I am sorry, but the speed is defined by the server. Streaming files concept is that some file is streamed at the speed that enough to play it. Setting a higher speed may only result in a better picture/sound quality for files that support that.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Peter Myers 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Is there a way to trick the RSTP server into downloading faster? Perhaps you could program the software to break the file up into pieces and download them at the same time (if each downloads say at 600 bytes/sec the actual speed would be N * 600 where N is the number of pieces d/l simultaneously).

The way to break up the file is:
Say our bandwidth is 6000 bytes per second, and the file is 50 minutes long.. We could break up the file into 10 pieces. The duration of each would be as follows:
Piece 1: 0:00 - 5:00
Piece 2: 5:00 - 10:00 << here trick the server using something like this: opening the realaudio file, and "forwarding" to 5 minutes into the stream and then pressing "record" as it were
Piece 3: 10:00 - 15:00
...
Piece 10: 45:00-50:00

The the software would patch the pieces together, leaving us 1 realaudio file, downloaded at 10x faster.

How does this sound?
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, we plan this. Actually, our Mass Downloader software uses such technique for HTTP/FTP/HTTPS files download. We will add RTSP/MMS streams download to Mass Downloader once we solve RTSP resume problem.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin.
Peter Myers 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> We will add RTSP/MMS streams download to Mass Downloader once we solve RTSP resume problem.

It would make sense to add this to Offline Explorer, since many downloads at this time are unbearable due to the streaming speed -- making the software not worth its price.

(Especially since I use it only to schdule d/l of a daily RSTP stream.)
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Do you download long streams?

Oleg.
Peter Myers 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> Do you download long streams?

I download a daily newspaper read stream. It`s about 45 minutes long. I like to listen to the wall street journal in my car, and being able to record it quickly and d/l it to an mp3 player would greatly simplify my life. Perhaps you could include an option to do that in your software.

Hope this gives you some useful ideas for a future version.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, thank you. We are working on this.

Oleg.
d. ng 03/29/2006 07:01 am
i can`t wait to have the RTSP resume function in Offline Explorer. and to have RTSP support in Mass Downloader is a GREAT idea too!! :)

much support Oleg.
d.

> Yes, thank you. We are working on this.
>
> Oleg.