Cinegy is SRT ready!webmaster
Although DVB and the World Wide Web are a similar age, they grew up separated from one another. Now, in 2019, they are finally, gloriously united via the new SRT protocol.
As any broadcast professional knows, sending broadcast television across the public Internet is a messy business at best and a nightmare at worst. Standard Internet protocols are inimical to video transmission, and broadcasters assessing proprietary solutions face issues of complexity, latency and cost.
Meanwhile, the standards used by cat-lovers for transmitting their cat videos across the Internet make use of tricks and compromises that are unacceptable in the broadcast world. Since the targets for these videos are nowadays likely to have small screens, quality can be accordingly constrained. After all, there is “broadcast” and there is “streaming” – and never the twain shall meet.