The Sia team says that the addition of streaming is just the beginning. It means that a lot more will come from the Sia storage platform.
Sia team has optimized the streaming capabilities of the Sia platform in such a way that it will stream even the most high-quality content. The Sia team further states:
After silently iterating on it ever since introducing streaming to Sia, we have optimized Sia’s streaming capabilities to smoothly stream even your highest quality content. Sia will even stream your favorite 4k content seamlessly, thanks to host prioritization, intelligent buffering and an improved renter-host protocol. To conserve bandwidth, Sia will also automatically stream the file right from disk if you haven’t deleted the local copy yet. That way you can start streaming even before your file is done uploading.
The statement shows that the Sia team aims to develop Sia capabilities more and more in the future.
How the video streaming process works
If you want to know how the process of video streaming works then visit Sia official website. After visiting the site, set up the Sia node and fund it. After this, users will be able to upload their files. Following is given an example:
In the above example, the file named “Sintel.2010.4k.mkv” has to upload to the SiaPath “movies/Sintel.2010.4k.mkv.”
When your desired file reaches 100% then delete it in order to make sure that you are streaming from the Sia network and not from the local disk. The next thing that you have to do is to open the media player of your own choice such as VLC media player. After that, press CTRL + n that will lead you to the open media dialogue, then paste in the URL as shown in the above image.