[thelist] streaming media file size question

Meredith Tupper meredith at pintsize.com
Sat Jul 24 17:30:09 CDT 2004

Hello evolters,

Long time no post.  I have a question which hopefully should be easy to 
answer.  A customer has uploaded a 75MB Real Player presentation video 
to her site on an Apache/Red Hat shared server with no streaming media 
software, just linked like normal.  The file plays for some people, but 
rebuffers every 3 seconds for other people.  I can't find a common 
thread re: operating system, connection speed, Real Player version, etc.

So is it unrealistic to expect that a file this large will play on 
demand without streaming software on the server?  Can anyone recommend a 
good streaming media host if necessary?

Also, can you use Flash for full-motion video?  (for a shorter clip, 

Thank ye,

PintSize Graphics & Web Hosting, Inc.
3225 S. MacDill Ave. #208
Tampa, FL 33629
meredith at pintsize.com

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