Alright what I want to do is the following. Let's imagine there is a website that broadcasts a live event, like a football match, by streaming it. Any website like those listed on RojaDirecta. I open the window with the video, and it plays: but my connection is slow, so it won't play continuously. There are constant, annoying interruptions. YouTube can download videos while playing what's already been buffered, so you can start watching it immediately only if your connection speed is fast enough for the video's size; if not, you can wait until enough has been downloaded so you can then play the video all the way through without having to put up with its pausing for buffering. Now: why can I not do the same with a live event on an internet TV channel? I don't care that I don't get to watch it perfectly "live": I can wait a couple of minutes, if that means watching it smoothly. How can I do that? Any ideas? Elsewhere I was told it's rather difficult.