[Sugar-devel] GSoC Proposal: Multimedia Broadcasting
gkovacs at MIT.EDU
Fri Apr 3 07:45:57 EDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 13:26 +0200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
> > 2. Telepathy does not currently support multi-point conferences.
> > Collabora is working on it, but from what I hear it's not likely to be
> > ready by June.
> Add the fact that the PHY of the assumed network (for XOs and
> netbooks) is _wireless_.
> With telepathy or without it, multicast video is not something that is
> likely to work.
Apologies if I'm missing something, but apart from the bandwidth
difference, port numbers, and a few other things, having an Icecast
server serving video over a wireless network is essentially the same as
having a plain web server serving web pages over a wireless network. The
broadcaster would upload the video to a single destination, the local
Icecast streaming server, then the peers would retrieve that stream from
the local Icecast streaming server over HTTP. Surely you must agree that
that is possible?
> I hate to be harsh on a GSoC proposal, but unless the proponent has a
> very solid plan on how to do the impossible over 802.11a/b/g/s, there
> is a solid wall that will be hit at some point.
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