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Standard User alcockell
(learned) Fri 27-Jan-12 15:48:41
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Quick headsup re legal streaming from Lovefilm and Netflix


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To Eclipse bods monitoring this - I've been onto Customer Services, but thought I'd suggest it directly.

You're probably going to see a lot of people signing up to LoveFilm and NetFlix for their streaming services... I did a bit of digging, and found out they both use Amazon''s CDN..

I also found out off your helpdesk that you haven't go ta direct peering/edge connection with them in the way you have with the Beeb.

Might it be an idea to open negotiations now before the rush, so to speak.. and it'll lighten the load on your LINX connections etc.

Oh - maybe do the same with Limelight.. bring them sirectly onto your infrastructure as well (Premier Radio use Limelight)...

Just that video streaming is a *little* data-heavy...
Standard User Going_Digital
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Jan-12 10:40:47
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Re: Quick headsup re legal streaming from Lovefilm and Netfl


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I wouldn't bother with lovefilm to be honest they are likely to be out of business by the end of the year Netflix is going to kill them.

Lovefilm streaming selection is very poor and the quality is so bad that I have seen better quality from early 1990s youtube clips than some of the films available on lovefilm.

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 30-Jan-12 13:12:22
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Re: Quick headsup re legal streaming from Lovefilm and Netfl


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The Gadget Show did a review on various film providers. I can't remember the outcome but I'm sure their website will still have the video available.

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ISP Representative Eclipsestaff
(isp) Thu 02-Feb-12 13:15:26
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Re: Quick headsup re legal streaming from Lovefilm and Netfl


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Hi Alcockell,

Thanks for your comments, I will pass your concerns on, but please be assured that we are more than aware of Netflix being launched - and the increase in popularity of video streaming in general.

On that note... Which do you prefer? Netflix or Lovefilm?

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Standard User alcockell
(learned) Thu 02-Feb-12 17:38:23
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Re: Quick headsup re legal streaming from Lovefilm and Netfl


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I haven't signed up to either - owing partly to their dumping Flash and going with Silverlight. Will mean an appliance under the telly as most of my laptops run Linux (at least the ones with decent stereo do).

However, I wouldn't be impressed if it constantly stuttered.

It's more the situation with them both using Amazon's CDN = quick win for you if you get some of their edge kit into your datacentres in the same way you do with the beeb...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 02-Feb-12 22:52:11
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Netflix on Xbox copes very well at peak times, and even got a decent film playing on a hotels wifi that had been hit and miss for web browsing.

The buffering seems very reactive to bandwidth changes, rather than stopping dead like LoveFilm. Also the bit rate is a lot higher than love film, better than freeview, more like DVD. Rather than LoveFilm that looks only passable on a big tv

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