Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks like Gnutella etc, as I had previously mentioned, is one method of exchanging video files; and in some cases it is not only the preferred method --- it is the only method. In our case where a very small group of fans want to exchange videos, is P2P the way to go? Consider for example the mentioned video of the Mexico vs TnT game. On a high-speed line (DSL or cable at 1200Kb/s download speed), it would take about 7 and 1/2 hours to download the file. Downloading the same file from a website, for example ecaribbeansports.com, would take approximately 50 minutes. And with a 56 Kbps modem, it would take 160 hours on the P2P network, and 18 hours for the website. The difference in time is mainly due to the fact that typically on the P2P network the file is on a PC where the upload speed is limited. On a high-speed line the upload speed is typically 400Kbps and only a fraction of that is actually allocated to an upload. Now when downloading from the website (most servers invoke FTP) the servers speed can be tens of Megabits.
Anyway Peong, you did an excellent job of bringing folks up to speed on P2P networks and locating those files. Thanks.