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All streams are buffered somewhat, even 'live' streams. The user's computer needs to have at least SOME of the file downloaded to be able to smoothly play the file. This small amount of file that must download first is the amount that is buffered. This helps prevent playback problems if their is a brief slowdown in data transmission. Even so called live streams are delayed by about 10-30 seconds due to the nature of encoding data and sending out over the Internet....

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    Default Re: does it make sense to buffer a live stream

    All streams are buffered somewhat, even 'live' streams. The user's computer
    needs to have at least SOME of the file downloaded to be able to smoothly play
    the file. This small amount of file that must download first is the amount
    that is buffered. This helps prevent playback problems if their is a brief
    slowdown in data transmission. Even so called live streams are delayed by
    about 10-30 seconds due to the nature of encoding data and sending out over the
    Internet.

    Duke_of_URL Guest

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    Default Re: does it make sense to buffer a live stream

    thanks for the response
    dsdsdsdsd Guest

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