Streaming Media Explained

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How Does Streaming Media Work?
Streaming media technology enables the real time or on demand distribution of audio, video and multimedia on the Internet. Streaming media is the simultaneous transfer of digital media (video, voice and data) so that it is received as a continuous real-time stream. Streamed data is transmitted by a server application and received and displayed in real-time by client applications. These applications can start displaying video or playing back audio as soon as enough data has been received and stored in the receiving station’s buffer.

Some Commonly Asked Questions

- My Company Wants To Webcast. What Do I Need To Know?
Unless your corporation has the resources in-house to make the broadcast happen, most companies need to outsource the live event to a service provider to handle the webcast and the components that go with it. You can read an overview of what is involved in a webcast and how it works in this article.

If you are interested in technical information on the equipment and resources needed to produce a webcast yourself, we recommend this book.

- How Do You Calculate Streaming Media Storage and Transfer?
Calculating the amount of streaming media bandwidth and storage you use each month is based on knowing some basic streaming media measurements. Download this streaming media Word document for an easy explanation.

- How Do I Find A Service Provider In My Area?
Streamingmedia.com maintains the largest directory to assist you in finding the right companies to power your streaming initiatives. You can search the directory anytime by going to www.streamingmedia.com/directory

Additionally, you can e-mail us for a recommendation.

- What Are Some Of The Business Benefits Of Streaming Media?
Streaming media solutions within an organization deliver tighter and more frequent cross-company communication, more personal and effective customer communication, empowerment of employees to 'speak' to the entire organization, elearning opportunities, and unmatched knowledge-sharing. Streaming media makes a message more powerful, clear, and effective. Companies involved in utilizing streaming express little doubt about the medium's ability to deliver multiple benefits within their organization.

Read an article from EnterpriseNetworking.com on how corporations are using streaming media technology in the government, media and entertainment and enterprise verticals.