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  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    December 21, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    What are the advantages and disadvantages to using either one.

    Thanks

  • Ed Dooley

    December 22, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    Be more specific. Do you mean Progressive downloading or
    completely downloading before playing? Streaming is great
    for serving lots of people at one time. Progressive DL is good
    for putting video on your own HTML site (not paying for a streaming
    server). Regular DL is for transferring files and doing the crossword
    puzzle while you wait for the download.
    Ed

  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    December 26, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Ed for your reply.

    Is there the same risks to viruses from downloading and progressive downloading a file? Is the quality of the file limited in a progressive download?

    Thanks

  • Ed Dooley

    December 31, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Not 100% on this, but if you’re the one serving the videos, there’s no risk of viruses either way.
    If you’re the viewer, I think there are viruses that can infect either, but they have to come from the
    one serving the videos.
    No quality issue, you’ll have to wait longer for a high quality progressive DL to start than a lower quality one,
    but the progressive DL will start sooner than the DL video in any case.
    Ed

    [john c] “Is there the same risks to viruses from downloading and progressive downloading a file? Is the quality of the file limited in a progressive download? “

  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    January 3, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Thanks Ed

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