slowness in mms:// and rtsp:// servers

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alex 03/29/2006 07:02 am
when im download stream vids from mms:// and rtsp://, it seems pretty slow compare to the speeds i would get if i was just downloading a regular file from http. is this normal or depends on their servers? cause it seems like its slow for every stream vids that i attemp to download from. my connection is cable and i set the speed to high and adjusted the program to my connection speed.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am

This depends on the stream bandwidth. Streams nature is that they send exact number of bytes during each second. This number depends on the frames per second and number of bytes per each frame. There is no sence to send more bytes, this is why the speed is limited by the streaming server in most cases. Offline Explorer Pro tries to accelerate the stream, but not all servers support this.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.