About Internet Video

The Internet creature being born beneath your curser and often referred to as "the data superhighway" is actually a heavily rationed commodity; there is simply not enough bandwidth (enough room on the highway) to service the demand. Like the average municipal transportation system, the net too has a rush hour, which is known as prime time; a daily peak demand that follows the sun across the United States.

Full motion video requires a continuous stream of 900 photographs (called frames) flashing on your screen every minute. Ingenious designs make this possible, but only to well-connected clients. Strict rationing during prime time, especially by dialup Internet providers, very often leaves clients with too little bandwidth to sustain video streams.

The best time to view Internet video is late night or early morning hours. Like their worm eating counterparts, early birds get the video.

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