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  • Hi all,

    I am developing a video streaming application using async WinHTTP API for data downloading. It is more problematic in low bandwidth environment. here is what I do:

    I submit N winhttp calls. Each winhttp request is asking for different resource and having different connection. Are there any ways to proritize the requests? Is WinHTTP appropriate for low bandwidth environment? Or I should go for lower level implementation?



    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:46 PM

All replies

  • Hello Colin,

    WinHTTP is meant for implementing HTTP client applications in Windows environment. HTTP protocol is meant to be used for exchanging text and images only. I couldn't understand how are you using it for video-streaming. For video-streaming it is always better to implement a custom protocol using low level entities like UDP sockets.

    Please let me know if you need any further clarification in this regard.

    S V Krishnan
    Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:22 AM
  • SV

    I assume that the socket based implementation would have the same problem in low bandwidth case.. The only benefit is that I have more direct network info to handle networking problem situations such as timeout, connection failure and etc... Am i correct?




    Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:15 PM