Monday, January 12, 2009

No. 5: Old-Skool HTTP Streaming (Top 5 Ways to View Video on The Internet)

No. 5: Old-Skool HTTP Streaming

Ahhh old skool internet video...

Pros:
  • Just works. Usually works with the pre-installed media player which comes with the operating system.
  • Content control. The provider has more control over his video content and how it's distributed.
  • Easy. Just upload the file, put the html tags, and you're done.

Cons:
  • User not in control. The Pause and other navigation buttons on the player are usually disabled.
  • Shitty, jerky video. With no way of pausing to wait for video to buffer and download proper, users are often times treated to a jerky incomprehensible mess of a video.

Here's how to do it.


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