What is Streaming Media?
31 August 2011 06:49 AM
Streaming media is video or audio materials that are prepared for distribution over the Internet. The sound and image data are sent as a data stream to the users who can play the materials immediately instead of waiting for the entire file to download. A few seconds of data is usually sent ahead and buffered to ensure continuous play in the event of network congestion or delays. Windows Media, QuickTime and RealVideo are three of the most common streaming formats and players in use today.