[clug] [WOT] iView performance

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Apr 18 19:25:33 MDT 2010

Something that's Way Off Topic [WOT]...

What sort of results do others get from streaming video - like iView??

With "Dr. Who" being released first on iView, I had to have a go...
Wasn't all that impressed.

My old 1.3Ghz PPC Mac couldn't hack it.
Played tolerably well on dual core 2.5Ghz Intel with NVIDIA 9400.

But not always perfectly, especially near the start.
Didn't try for Full-Screen.

Is this just an issue with Adobe Flash?

Is it my (slow) 1.5Mbps link and ISP?

Do things like VLC work significantly better?

If the NBN ever rolls out at an affordable price, video streaming has
gotta Just Work, and consumer equipment to do that has to be sub-$500.

Any ideas on how they're going to make it work?


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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