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19 August 2005

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David Tebbutt

Audio is bandwidth-hungry enough, video even more so. My business partner recently put up a video and promptly got taken down by our service provider. It might sound obvious to those in the know or those with IT departments, but the first step is to find out what your service provider's limits are before starting down the podcast or vlogging path.

Nevon

You're right, David, this is the picture today. It will change.

My ISP here (XS4ALL.nl) recently started offering subscribers the ability to do podcasting. Sounds simple enough - you do your show and get the MP3 file available for distribution via RSS. The difference, though, is that your MP3 file is hosted on the ISP's servers so the ISP takes all the bandwidth load, not you the subscriber.

It's an experiment and it would be interesting to see what would happen if someone's show became really popular and consumed masses of bandwidth.

XS4ALL also introduced a service last month they call Personal Livestream for streaming video. Here's how they describe it:

"Anyone with a DSL connection from XS4ALL can use Personal Livestream free of charge. A particular feature of this service is that an unlimited number of XS4ALL subscribers with DSL can view and listen, but there is only a one-off effect on your bandwidth consumption. The same applies to the five streams which you can set up additionally outside the XS4ALL domain. That means you can continue to use your DSL connection for other purposes."

You're going to see more of this type of thing from service providers. Adds into the mix with developments such as Murdoch's long tail move.

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