The Venice Project, a video client not safe for bandwidths

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At some points, the Venice Project is considered to be the peer-to-peer video application able to turn the Internet into a giant television. But it won’t be nice to users’ bandwidth. Still in beta, the video broadcaster requires an excessive data transferring and will “exhaust a 1 Gigabyte cap in 10 hours”, reports OUT-Law.

The bandwidth requirements would cap most of Internet access plans, except for French DSL subscribers who can enjoy an unlimited plan at 25Mo downlink, or the Japanese customers, able to register an Internet access at 1Go.

But still, the software is expected to outrun its competition, like the Tioti (Tape it off the Internet) P2P broadcaster, due to its simplicity of use and image quality. For now, the software can only be used by some 6.000 beta testers.

Jan 4, 2007 | By Nuno

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