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live streaming crashes again

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So, during the historic exciting inaugaration yesterday, many of the big folks seemed to ‘melt’ down as I like to put it. Poor quality video, audio not synced, etc. I am sure there were lots of folks rebooting servers to try and keep up, but it just didn’t seem to work. While Akamai and others streamed millions of streams, up to 5.4 million simultaneous viewers per minute, there were still poor experiences. It really feels like we need to do a better job of peer to peer streaming as a more efficient long term solution. Joost was heading down that route, but it sounds like they pulled their peer to peer when they went to the in browser player. I did watch some of the inaugaraion on Joost and it worked great by the way. I also read a mention of a new technology from a company called RayV which looks promising. The premise being, as more people watch the quality increases. Even though the company is called RayV I have no affiliation:)….

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