Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flash In The Pan

It had to happen. My happy existence watching the Olympics on both TV and over the internet has been disrupted by bad buffering on the latter. That can be very annoying in the middle of the Modern Pentathlon between a couple of bouts of Tae Kwon Do. Strangely, this is a problem on IE but not on Firefox - a buffering problem, perhaps. I will investigate further.

But, frankly, I've been amazed at how well the BBC service has stacked up - six or more streams available at, I'd guess, 350Kbps on a 24 hour basis - and using Flash not WM.

That's another USP that Microsoft has lost for its video streaming technology. Only DRM to go...

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