Progressive download in Phonon

Ian Monroe ian.monroe at
Fri Jun 5 15:01:21 BST 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Jonathan Wong <jhannwong at> wrote:
>> Whats wrong with normal streaming? I guess I don't get the
>> difference.
> Normal streaming don't save the video file on the client's hard disk, which is really what most
> applications wanna do (not let general public store the broadcast video file).
> For an in-house peer-to-peer system, we need progressive download to reduce bandwidth usage.
> There's a whole argument about variable bitrate and streaming and such. At the moment, there isn't
> a cost-effective way to store (on server) video files at various bitrates (forgot name of a
> project that does it, but it's not in production state yet, I think).
>> Phonon is really lacking leadership at the moment.
> Does that mean I can't submit patches?

Well you can send them here to review, but probably no one is going to
commit them. You could do that yourself.


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