Types of Streaming
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It seems that when most people think of streaming, the think of video. But a video stream (usually taken to include an audio track) is only one type of stream. Audio can be streamed alone; as can pictures, text, hyperlinks, animation, and other material.

In fact, streaming video only works well in certain specialized cases and is very bandwidth intensive. Better results may sometimes be obtained by synchronizing several different types of media streams.

Follow the links below for an overview of streaming paradigms.


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Last Modified: Thursday, 19-Oct-2000 10:32:23 CDT