Yesterday while I was researching how to get flash movies to load very
quickly I came across some detailed explanations of the buffer problem
that so many people get when watching flash movies.
Apparently it is widely known that streaming from a server where the
movie has to be fully cached in local memory while downloading causes
buffering problems in movies over 2 minutes long.
The official Macromedia solution is to use their closed source streaming
server which allows much greater flexibility and control of the stream
while also preventing the file from being cached in local memory so it
is harder to rip or copy.
This leaves me with the question: Is the buffering problem for movies >
2 min a design flaw or feature?
"Anything your mind can see you can manifest physically, then it will
become reality" - Macka B