Online movie streaming

SurfTheChannel (STC) has links to some Bollywood movies as well. STC

Jab We Met : http://www.surfthechannel.com/info/Movies/56315/Jab+We+Met.html?aid=52402

They have a huge collection of TV Series, Anime and hollywood movies. Most of the video is streamed from Chinese websites (tudou.com). I found that videos streamed from veoh aer much better than tudou.

STC uses Agriya FLV player to stream and play movies. One of the things that sucks about this player is, it doesn’t let you seek the video forward, which is very annoying if I want to watch the movie in multiple sessions. Another much needed addition would be ability to automatically play all the parts of the video (typically a movie spans multiple parts, possibly from different sources).

Be warned that all the videos/movies listed on STC are most likely violating copyrights.

If they can come up legitimitate way of online streaming infrastructure to deliver iTunes style low cost/high quality movies (PPV), there may be a decent market. Netflix is already delivering movie titles online for a small fee.

European players are toying with the idea of using P2P technologies (“p2pnext”) for streaming videos. This would enable delivering high quality videos with optimal bandwidth usage.

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3 responses to “Online movie streaming

  1. Nice link you got here 😉

  2. Some good suggestions on how we can improve our FLV Player. I have sent your blog post to our Flash development team to see if we can get these features added.

  3. When i check the config File generated By STC. it seems it is using HTTP buffering method.

    To stream the Video you need to use the RTMP Streaming method. For this you need to install a Media Server (Like RED5, WOWZA, FMS).

    or else you need to install LightTPD or some other HTTP Streaming servers to seek forward.

    And for playing multiple parts of the Video, Our Elite player supports for playList. Using that you can play more than one part of video continuously.

    So the features requested by you were already there in our player.

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