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[_] Streaming Servers! (Jim Hill)

Jim Hill studio at
Wed Feb 16 08:44:15 GMT 2011

Hi Dan,

I would suggest that the problem is the internal network not the CDN source, as that is not a crazy amount to stream at the same time, but it may be creating a bottleneck on their internal network. S3 should definitely be able to manage that amount of transfer without much problem. You can get network servers that can cache internet files, so they are only streaming a network file, but that would be down to their sys admin.


From: Dan Course <dan at>
Date: 15 February 2011 12:31:03 GMT
To: underscore at
Subject: [_] Streaming Servers!
Reply-To: underscore at

Morning List,

There's a mini-quagmire of streaming fun this morning. 

We're building a site using HTML5 <insert flames after> and specifically using the video tag to deliver video onto AS MANY devices as possible including iPad, IE, Chrome and all the rest =P

However, it looks like the basic usual server setup isn't going to cut it with the videos size and the client's expectations of the site (300 people all trying to watch at once on a crappy internal network). So, now we need to look at proper streaming...

However, things like Adobe Streaming server, surely that just runs flash files? What about my webMs and MP4s?

Should we be looking at a CDN Amazon S3 account, or is that not right for videos?

Any help appreciated as always!

<insert HTML5 & iPad & Chrome & IE flames here/>

dan course
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