I am currently studying alone computer networking. I am wondering if I will download a movie file to my laptop in the cloud enviroment, Should I use any protocol? Because of the size of a movie , it is important to speed fast.

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    What, specifically do you mean by protocol? What protocol does your application use?
    – Ron Maupin
    Jun 16, 2016 at 4:30
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If you talk about streaming, then UDP is preferable. Because of low overhead and supports time critical transport, while risking packet loss.

If you talk about file transfer, then TCP is preferable. Because of guaranteed transport, but no support for time critical transport.

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