How to get better streaming video with low-speed DSL?


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micky

How to get better streaming video with low-speed DSL?

I have a low-speed DSL connection which is often fast enough for live
streaming video and sound. But not always. Sometimes it's mediocre
and sometimes it's horrible.

OTOH, when I had dial-up, if everything was wroking right, that was
enough for streaming sound and sometimes video.

Is there a way I could tell someone, my computer or the server at the
other end, that I have dial-up, so iiuc it would sample less often and
distort the picture some, but would have no trouble keeping up with
the live image?

Thanx
 
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Yousuf Khan

How to get better streaming video with low-speed DSL?

I have a low-speed DSL connection which is often fast enough for live
streaming video and sound. But not always. Sometimes it's mediocre
and sometimes it's horrible.

OTOH, when I had dial-up, if everything was wroking right, that was
enough for streaming sound and sometimes video.

Is there a way I could tell someone, my computer or the server at the
other end, that I have dial-up, so iiuc it would sample less often and
distort the picture some, but would have no trouble keeping up with
the live image?

Thanx
Basically you've answered your own question. You just use the
lower-resolution stream. If you used the same stream that you used in
dial-up, while under DSL, you'd get more reliability. Other than that,
you should do the usual things to make sure there aren't other processes
running in the background using up your DSL bandwidth. If you're sharing
the DSL with multiple computers, then you should upgrade to a higher
speed connection.

Yousuf Khan
 
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micky

Basically you've answered your own question. You just use the
lower-resolution stream. If you used the same stream that you used in
dial-up, while under DSL, you'd get more reliability.
Thanks for answering.

But how would I do that? I havent' been asked for a description of
my connection for years, afaicr. I thought that since the data comes
in through the network connection, it figures out for me that it's DSL
or cable. How do I tell it to use t he lower-resolution stream?
 

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