lossystream

drop packets when the upstream exerts backpressure

#lossy stream

This simple readable/writable stream drops writes when in a paused state.

npm install lossystream

usage

 
var lossy = require('lossystream');
 
var dropped = function(d) {
 // d contains the data that was dropped 
};
 
someStream.pipe(lossy().on('drop', dropped)).pipe(slowStream);
 

why?

I'm using this to push images (640x480) to the browser over binary websockets. The browser freezes if I try to send this much data 30 times a second.