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One question regarding the livestream article.. why is the video sent for storage (for replay) after segmentation and via the streaming server? Why can't it be sent directly after compression and encoding?
So "The viewers’ devices decode and decompress the video data and play the video in a video player." What exactly does the decoding? Let's say I'm watching the stream from the browser of my PC, does the browser does that?
My favorite one is definitely "take a walk", although it's not always immediately possible. I've also used "switch to someone else and return to the problem later" as a second approach when "take a walk" was not an option.
Would it make sense to segment videos before encoding ? That way we could encode all the segments in parallel, and speed up the process ? Is it because since the encoding is done by the capturing device, and therefore it isn't an option ?