streaming media

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streaming media

[¦strēm·iŋ ′mēd·ē·ə]
(computer science)
Audio or video files that can begin playing as they are being downloaded to a computer.
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streaming media

Multimedia content that is transmitted from a server and viewed or listened to by the user at that same time. Contrast with "downloaded media," in which a file is sent to the user's computer for playback at any time. See streaming, streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub.
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