Sunday, March 9, 2008

NRK uses Miro, Amazon S3, and Bit Torrent

I was reading this article about Norwegian Public Broadcaster, NRK, using Miro to distribute HD Television and was surprised to learn that Amazon Web Services supports bittorrent as part of it's S3 service.

I came up with an idea over the weekend (computer says no) that would require S3 and maybe EC2 as well. It has to do with a lot of compute power and storage, just the kind of thing AWS is meant for. Now that I know about the S3/Bit Torrent thing, I might actually do some work on it.

I'm a big fan of Miro, behind Firefox it's the most uses application in our house. Especially after I figured out how to get prime time TV on my Miro....