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IPTV and Internet Video by Howard Greenfield, Wes Simpson

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8   Sizing Up Servers

While you are destroying your mind watching the worthless, brain-rotting drivel on TV, we on the Internet are exchanging, freely and openly, the most uninhibited, intimate and, yes, shocking details about our “CONFIG.SYS” settings.

—Dave Barry

One of the most commonly used devices in digital video production and delivery is the video server. Almost all content ends up on a server during part of its lifecycle, whether for production, delivery, archiving or playout. Each of these applications has its own set of requirements and group of manufacturers offering specialized products. Because servers can be some of the more expensive items to purchase in an IP video delivery service, it is important to understand the demands ...

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