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Old 11-05-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I, too, feel that video streaming has become a very important addition to today's internet world, especially with most users having a broadband connection nowadays.

But are there standard formats that one should consider when designing a website in future?

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PS: This may be a bit off topic, but: is there a way to detect whether a user has a broadband connection?
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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Most people have broadband? Yikes, I can't believe I didn't know that! This computer is using dial-up, and will until something else is cheaper like once dial-up is so out you have to use your own servers to keep it.

Consider an exciting feel but dial-up friendly site.

I would think asking people if they have a broadband connection would be the best way, and who would lie about that?
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Most people have broadband? Yikes, I can't believe I didn't know that! This computer is using dial-up, and will until something else is cheaper like once dial-up is so out you have to use your own servers to keep it.
According to recent studies, about 65% of the people surfing on the web have a broadband connection

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Consider an exciting feel but dial-up friendly site.
Yes, well, that's always great, but I was talking about ad networks showing streaming media advertisements to end-users, not about a website design.

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I would think asking people if they have a broadband connection would be the best way, and who would lie about that?
Uhm, yeah, noone would, but this is not what I was referring to: I was talking about a way to detect this automatically from the server side for e.g. ad networks, that can quickly decide whether to show a streaming video ad or a smaller sized e.g flash or image ad / reduced quality ad.

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Old 11-07-2006, 05:54 AM   #4
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According to recent studies, about 65% of the people surfing on the web have a broadband connection
Wow, and 30% is DSL and >5% is Dial-up?

Yes, well, that's always great, but I was talking about ad networks showing streaming media advertisements to end-users, not about a website design.
Oh, my bad. I personally don't care unless it affects my ability to enjoy a site or page. If you want ads on a game(MMORPG), try to leave out the 'shoot the duck' 'FREE*' and lots of action ads. If you have an information site that's text and a few images it mainly just affects the loading time which I'm used to, just no ads that make a text-only content site lag when scrolling. *shudder*

Uhm, yeah, noone would, but this is not what I was referring to: I was talking about a way to detect this automatically from the server side for e.g. ad networks, that can quickly decide whether to show a streaming video ad or a smaller sized e.g flash or image ad / reduced quality ad.
Try waiting for someone who can answer it, or try www.surch.com , I found that that search gives my way of thinking up keywords better results than I had on other search engines.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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Wow, and 30% is DSL and >5% is Dial-up?
Broadband is part of DSL. aka, fast internet connection. Odds are, 35% of internet users are using the slow dial-up speed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband
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Broadband is part of DSL. aka, fast internet connection. Odds are, 35% of internet users are using the slow dial-up speed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband
Oh, my bad.
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According to Google Analytics, 75% of visitors to my site are using "Cable/DSL", 12% are dialup, 4% "Corporate" and the rest are "Unknown". Dunno how accurate their stats are though.
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