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In the recent Broadcasts of IPL Matches on YouTube (Indian Premier League), I noticed that the Video Quality of the live stream degrades and Up-scales according to the bandwidth available.

This is a good way to prevent block-ups in live-streaming and still be able to deliver the broadcast.

Question: What kind of codec and streaming server are required for this?

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The Microsoft Media Ecosystem can do this automatically.

Take a look at this page, it lists information for the codec, server parts, client parts and more.

If you need any help or further information on this, let me know and I can dig up links to specific questions.

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Thanks! This seems to be what I was looking for. I will give it a go and get back to you if I need any further help! Also, is their something similar for apache/php/flash combination? – OrangeRind Apr 26 '11 at 16:17

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