Video Streaming Across Wide Area Networks
Source: Netherlands Media Art Institute
This research aims to focus on several aspects of video streaming: compression algorithms, broadcasting daemons, encoding technologies, patenting and licensing issues, secure authentication measures and archiving. A range of possibilities is to be examined to individuate a viable technology which will be the underlying framework for Wide Area Network (WAN) access to the Video Art Collection of Montevideo. Main requirements are quality of the video playback, standardization and predictable longevity of the compression algorithm adopted. Other parameters one will take into account in one exploration of digital video streaming technologies are: efficiency, costs, compatibility, integration with adopted technologies, independence and freedom to adapt the tools to one needs.