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Kearnstd
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reply to brianiscool

Re: No Bandwidth!

I think large numbers of viewers are where we see the current flaw in IP video for single high volume events.

Mainly in that with a traditional delivery method of a live event, 100 million people tune into the existing stream. With IP you have 100 million streams to serve. CDNs help this but it still does not remove the inefficiency that is the fact if my neighbor is streaming the event and then I want to watch so I open the stream that is now two streams rather than just joining me onto the existing one.

Makes me wonder how does SDV work? If five homes on a node are watching channel 6 is that five streams of the same channel or is the node smart enough to know that feed is active and just puts the boxes on that existing feed.
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