I notice this feature description in Adobe 10.1 product feature list:
The RTMFP protocol now supports groups, which enables an application to segment its users to send messages and data only between members of the group. Application level multicast provides one (or a few) -to-many streaming of continuous live video and audio live video chat using RTMFP groups.
Does this mean that now a flash client can send the same webcam video stream to for example 10 other clients through Stratus, without a Flash server?
Before FlashPlayer10.1,you can send your stream to more than 10 clients too,but you have to establish more than 10 connections between your PC and those clients,use FlashPlayer10.1,you can send your stream to a group,this group contains more than 10 clients,but between your PC and this group,only 1 connection is established.
That's my guess.
woops, posted that on the wrong post. But yeah, multicasting (few to many) is possible in flash 10.1, as well as swarming. (many to many) This tv spot by Matthew Kaufman (max 2009) is a great preview of what will be available p2p wise in 10.1.