watching a recording from Paramount and when I try and fast forward or rewind, it does not play the video as it goes. All I get is the time moving along the bottom and a large >>> in red on the screen. There is no way of seeing where I have wound to!
How long as the option of fast forwarding not previewing been going on?.I use to be able to do it using the internet,seems a shame as it
was handy to have,wish they would bring it back.Why can you preview On Demand using the old VOD down the cable connection and you can
not using the internet?.
The legacy VOD system, which was one of the first in existence (from the days of dial-up modems) used spare broadcast streams that could be targeted at specific groups of cabinets within a network that only the box ordering the stream could tune too. Speeding up the playback was like fast forwarding a video. No compression changes or encoding involved. As VOD became more popular these streams got maxed out leading to customers getting stream not available messages when requesting content during peak hours. There is also the issue that more broadcast capacity is required to accommodate some new UHD channels that people keep asking about (two words beginning with S. One with three letters, one with six. Nudge nudge, wink wink). So the replacement is IP based VOD, the same as other providers now use.
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