For a while now, I’ve been talking about the awesome new Real Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP), and how it’s a major evolution for the Flash Player. Unfortunately, Peer to Peer server systems are not the easiest things to be blown away by. Who really knows how amazing a Distributed Hash Table is? Or that NetGroups are essentially using a Ring Topology? Answer: less than 100 people.
So, what does that mean for the rest of us? How should we get everyone else excited about this mysterious new technology? Easy. . .
RTMFP driven applications consume around 80% less bandwidth than the regular old RTMP apps, and less bandwidth equals less cost.
And on top of that, due to the nature of Peer 2 Peer systems they are massively scalable. I mean, this is on the magnitude of broadcasting a Presidential inauguration with no problems and better yet, a fraction of the bandwidth.
I built a little site for you to test drive the new Multicast Streaming system, and a new Peer 2 Peer based Video Chat here:
If you want to read a good overview of the technology behind RTMFP and what it’s doing check this out:
Please check back soon for more applications I’ll be releasing using RTMFP at their core.