there is a problem with “streaming” to begin with. if somebody purposely wanted to design a system that would severely tax internet bandwidth, they couldn’t have done better than “streaming.” and i’ve been watching it all come down. there are several low-MB video codecs that were dismissed for higher ones. the push has been to create very large video files that don’t need to be that large for almost identical resolution values. so was done on purpose — and why?
a VOB file, which is your standard DVD, are even smaller per minute of film, than what these companies are “streaming.”
and the plan was to eventually charge all consumers PER AMOUNT OF BANDWIDTH. the same as you are charged per KWH for electricity. but the USA and Google are in the wings, to supply cheaper and better public and private internet. and now the “boat” that the cable/phone companies have designed to carry them to prosperity — is floundering.
plus WITHOUT all that extra hulu/netflix/etc bandwidth usage, the USA could be much farther at this point– in having outstanding wireless internet that is completely independent of landlines and cable companies.
so …. well it’s a fine kettle of tea. they could even have designed a system where video is downloaded and kept locally, rather than being streamed and streamed again. it’s like the most costly way to do it. congratulations on being idiots.
internet pirates have a more bandwidth-friendly system in place. and it’s geared to lower bandwidth usage over time rather than increase over time. think of it as there is a gas crisis, and everyone is buying hum-v’s because it’s the thing — and the bad guys are really the good guys because they’re manufacturing bicycles. it’s sort of like that. pirates are manufacturing bicycles. because they’re not greedy idiots like we’ve got running the internet (ISP) industry here.
to give you an idea of scale — a 2 hour movie, if saved and played as only sound — like old radio shows — would run maybe 120 MB for almost 2 hours of entertainment. to have a modest resolution value, with video that goes up to 800 MB. (six to seven times audio alone–goes up 667%) now with the content they “stream” in 1080p — that same movie is 6 GB. or 6000 MB. and can be as much as 12 GB (7.5-15 times the size for a slightly better picture–goes up 750% to 1500% for a slightly sharper picture)
it’s like getting sour cream for your potato, that costs 50 times the amount of the potato. most logical people would say, thank you very much but i’ll pass on the sour cream.
but they don’t. it’s all a mystery to the average consumer, and they think of all of it as a product, rather than seeing bandwidth as a resource. which it is. only so much. all this increase in bandwidth from those knowing no better, has completely destroyed the ability for the USA to have an excellent wireless system in place by now.
and i don’t know what to say. Congratulations, and enjoy your sour cream?