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.

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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While some companies are focussing on the issue of bandwidth and how to make the most of it, others are looking at how the processes involved in the preparation of streaming multimedia can be reengineered to present fewer obstacles to utilization.
As the Internet expands in size (from millions to billions of nodes) and in capabilities (from mainly file-transfers and web traffic to an increasing proportion of streaming multimedia traffic), network researchers propose and investigate new protocols and control algorithms to provide assured quality of service and improved network utilization.
CertiLearn's e-learning solution provides interactive components such as streaming multimedia, e-mail, chat, hyperlinks, discussion rooms, simulations, games, and other interactive tools that engage the learner.
"Our road map also includes a variety of streaming multimedia tools and products that promise to revolutionize how multimedia content is created and securely delivered, and how end users view and interact with multimedia over the Internet."
SOHH did a Webcast with a streaming multimedia site, 88HipHop.com, announcing the award winners of the best in hip-hop music and Websites.
Nortel Networks, TELUS Mobility and Redknee.com have demonstrated a fully-operational new system that provides wireless Internet, personalised information and streaming multimedia content into cars.
A far end device control for remote sources like video cameras, VCRs and DVD players can be used for remote playback of streaming multimedia. Broadband Networks Inc., State College, PA, (800) 497-3660, www.bnisolutions.com.
One provides Brookings access; the other T1 is used to provide real-time video and audio broadcast/multicast of Brookings events and to provide a streaming multimedia record of events (including complete video/images, audio, and hyperlinked transcriptions).
Streaming multimedia content is one of the many things Synology NAS excels at, backed by our support of an extensive range of destinations: mobile devices, players, and TVs.
Additionally, it supports local playback, allowing streaming multimedia files on Android devices.
acceleration of streaming multimedia for better Web browsing and remote session
Sharing and streaming multimedia files to a home entertainment system creates lots of enjoyment for the whole family, and the 1TB Home Media Network Hard Drive can store plenty of entertainment -- more than 4 million photos, 18,500 hours of music, or 1500 hours of video.**