Kim Dotcom will launch his own browser-based video app. He wants to kill Skype by providing a browser to browser application to chat and create a video connection. Things will be fully encrypted from computer to computer. Probably with a back-end on on the Mega-servers.
How will a Skype-like videosystem work on SAFE? I’ve learned that there can be as much as 20 hops between 2 users. With so many ip-connections before the video gets to you friend on the other site of the planet, a lot can go wrong. If only 1 hop goes offline your connection is lost. Will a scatter-gather approach be used for a videochat? Are chunks created? Or is that to slow for live video?
Maybe a way is to create some parallel connections using different nodes. Let’s say 7 connections, 5 for the live-data to go over different hops (and ip-adresses) and 2 for a RAID data for error correction. Don’t know if that’s possible.