streaming media

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. Its verb form, “to stream”, refers to the process of delivering media in this manner; the term refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than the medium itself.
A client media player can begin playing the data (such as a movie) before the entire file has been transmitted. Distinguishing delivery method from the media distributed applies specifically to telecommunications networks, as most other delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g., radio, television) or inherently nonstreaming (e.g., books, video cassettes, audio CDs). For example, in the 1930s, muzak was among the earliest popularly available streaming media; nowadays Internet television is a common form of streamed media. The term “streaming media” can apply to media other than video and audio such as live closed captioning, stock ticker, and real-time text, which are all…

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Video Search Engine Optimization Tips From Truveo

Here's another one of our interviews from the Streaming Media West 2009 show.  In this interview, I spoke with Dr. Pete Kocks, President of Truveo and VP at AOL...
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JW Player 5.0 Launches With Some Huge Upgrades

At Streaming Media West a few weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeroen Wijering, one of my "heroes" in the online video space. I know, I know - hero? Se...
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Streaming Media West 2009 Recap With Dan Rayburn

As you may already know, we were delighted to be a part of this year's Streaming Media West conference and satellite conference, the Online Video Platform Summi...