Hi. Sorry for the cross posting as it may/may not have to do entirly
with the newsgroups. I couldn't find an exact newsgroup, so hopped to
find someone with some knowledge around...
I'm currently looking into purchasing a system for streaming media via the web.
I've felt that using the Unix platform would be best for fast access hosting but
was unsure of any type of specifics as far as machine type, ram amount, and
other hardware that would make streaming 'faster' and (or) 'better'.
We basically are looking into hosting encoded video/audio using Real, QuickTime,
Mpeg 1/2/4, VCD, and some others. What type of system would be recomended
to generate the best possible performance for streaming media via the web?
I currently work with AMD's alot as well as Sun boxes. I've hopped that a speedy
AMD might do the trick instead of buying a sificated 'audio/video box' that costs
far over 1000.
If anyone can provide some ideas for me to work with on this issue, it would be
greatly appreciated. Also, I know there are a few companys out there that do
provide media streaming services.... All of them can't be using Winblows, right?!?