As I’ve written video files can be streamed via Bit Torrent protocol. Although responsiveness (time to start, time to seek) is notably worst that in specialized solutions, it is still usable for normal user, with a bit of patience.
Video files are also provided by file sharing servers, but in many cases download rate is limited, so it’s not enough to stream video file. However it’s often possible to open several requests for same file, and combine download rate – this method is quite common in download managers. And if we add possibility to stream downloaded content to video player, we can achieve satisfactory results, possibly similar as or better then streaming via Bit Torrent. Continue reading Video Streaming from File Sharing Servers