What is Streaming?

Description: What is Streaming?

  1. Streaming media is a technology that enables you to include audio, video and other multimedia elements into your websites in a more seamless and efficient way than was possible in the past. Visitors to your website will be able to listen to or view media files as they are downloaded in real time.
  2. Streaming video is a sequence of "moving images" that are sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer as they arrive. Streaming media is streaming video with sound. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player (CCRI users will be using Windows Media Player for playing all video/audio files), which is a special program that uncompresses and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can be either an integral part of a browser or downloaded from the software maker's website.

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Article ID: 95745
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