Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
> Not necessarily. If they are bundled the visitor can download the package
> (meta+video) once and have it on their harddrive for later viewing. If
> they come seperate the visitor will only download the SMIL file (meta),
> but every time he wants to see the video he would open the SMIL file and
> then redownload the video file.
>
> It's not a problem if every visitor only views a video once, but more than
> that it's extra bandwidth.

The fix for this is for media players to do web caching properly, which
they don't. We badly need a new generation of players.

– Lucas