In a message dated 11/19/2004 9:07:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
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However, if file size isn't quite the concern it is with streaming as it is
with download, I'd rather boost the quality of the streamed file a bit.
Any thoughts or experiences more than welcome.
My experience is that even with a "broadband" connection (which in practice
is a highly variable bandwidth) streamed audio greater than 32KB/s of more than
a minute or so will not come through uninterrupted by rebuffering. Audio at
less than 32 contains artifacts that are annoying (to me at least).
I don't understand the reason for using streaming unless it is for a live
feed or to make it difficult for the user to retain a copy. I.E. will play a file
while downloading it to the temporary Internet file, so the user doesn't see
the difference unless there is a buffering problem.