I am hosting a large video stream on localhost, and I am
attempting to play it back through flash. I'm only interested in
realtime playback, so I do not need seeking or buffering
functionality. From my understanding from the NetSream class
documentation and by watching disk access in filemon, it will
download video data as fast as possible on to disk and then play
back in accordance with the BufferTime parameter.
Is there a way to eliminate this buffering and simply play
data as it comes in frame by frame? I ask because I believe disk
I/O caused by the reading-writing-reading process is my performance
bottleneck. I also have a very tight cpu budget and therefore
cannot afford to use the more thorough compression formats.
Would the FlaschCom server be necessary to enable this
> From my understanding from the NetSream class
> and by watching disk access in filemon, it will download
> as fast as possible on to disk and then play back in
> with the BufferTime parameter.
Yes. Your NetStream instance is either connected to a null
which means you're requesting FLV files via HTTP, or it's
connected to a
streaming server. Unless you use Flash Media Server or
something like it
(see Red 5 on osflash.org), your video files will load to the