Streaming Video

Do you have a need for streaming video? Listen and learn how the Tech Woes video streaming engineers setup streaming video.

Streaming Video

is a fairly large undertaking. For example, you need a lot of bandwidth. Likely, you will need 5MBPS to stream fairlyStreaming video high quality video to one person! So, if you are streaming video to 100 people, that comes to 500MBPS. Probably, you will have someone else host for you. Even so, you need to be certain they have ample bandwidth for your needs. Also, you will need a lot of storage. For example, you can figure about 12GB per hour of HD video. Furthermore, live streaming is even more complicated. As you can see, there are some issues for you to consider.

Following is a transcript

of a person who wants to stream video and a total doofus of an unhelpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor.   I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below.  If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by.  Craig Herberg

Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support.  How may we humiliate you?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I need to stream video to my customers around town.  Can you help?

Unhelpful tech support guy: Sure, it’s easy.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: What’s this about high speed video servers and O C 3 data lines?

Unhelpful tech support guy: You don’t need them.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Really?

Unhelpful tech support guy: Nope. Just go to the party store and buy streamers and attach them to your video DVD.  That, my friend, is how you stream video.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you so much.  I should have called you in the first place.

Unhelpful tech support guy: That’s what we’re here for. [Aside] I’m on a roll today.


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