Sunday, August 29, 2010

Streaming Video

YouTube is getting serious about expanding it's streaming video rental catalogue to compete with other existing services. I'm not very enthusiastic about streaming video. I find Internet connections are too unreliable in general to guarantee trouble free viewing. Streaming is fine for short videos, but a whole two hour movie is inviting something to go wrong. I'm not that lucky. I assume that the streaming video services must handle a lost of connection gracefully, and don't log the video as watched unless you've seen the whole thing.

And then there is the question of whether the digital right management works in Linux or not. It usually doesn't, unfortunately. That's point that torrents suddenly look a whole lot more convenient.

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