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Cloudflare TV: Doing It Live, 1,000 Times and Counting (cloudflare.com)
3 points by jgrahamc 7 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



Do the rebroadcast shows (eg not actually live but still displayed on cloudflare.tv) get transmitted using the same architecture? In what ways would it benefit from a hybrid architecture?

What are the most resource onerous parts of Cloudflare TV? What are the ways in which the resource demands can be alleviated?

Are there changes independent of the network that can optimise the livestream (eg codecs)? Are there any explicit efforts made to remediate the poor connection of some participants in the livestream? This situation happened recently when Matthew Prince interviewed the Atlassian cofounder. There were at least six disconnections. Does the participant get notified somehow?

At which PoP do the streams get mixed together to produce a livestream? Is a middle point between both geographic locations chosen? Or does it depend on the status of the network?

A lot more questions but unfortunately that post addresses very little from a technical standpoint. If it is celebrated as a technical feat, there should at least be some technical information.

The article points to this older post that has more technical info (https://blog.cloudflare.com/building-cloudflare-tv-from-scra...). But the post is nearly a year old. It would have been more interesting to see a technical lessons learned post in comparison with that older original post. Hopefully, that is what is in store and hinted at.


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