How does streaming work?

Description: How does streaming work?

  1. Audio, video and other media files are specially formatted and placed on a streaming server. Web pages can call these media files as hyperlinks. When users click a media link on a web page, the contents of the media file begin to flow across the Internet in a gradual and continuous stream from the streaming server to the user’s browser. After about a 5- to 10-second delay, audio and video files begin to play either in a pop-up window or embedded into the web page. Users can pause, rewind and fast-forward media clips using a VCR-type control panel.
  2. With streaming, learners can access lengthy pre-recorded audio and video clips to enhance and enrich their study of a topic. Students can also watch, or listen to, a live event remotely. In the case of distributed learning, streaming audio and video can serve as the primary mode of content delivery.

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Article ID: 95746
Mon 1/13/20 1:55 PM
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