Audio that is played back while still downloading the rest of the audio.
Audio downloaded at a rate greater than or equal to the rate that it is being played. Theoretically, streaming audio can play indefinitely.
Normally, when audio files such as MP3s are added to your site, your users will be able to download them, and then play them. You can also set your website up to allow for RealAudio files to be streamed to the user in realtime, rather than waiting for a download. This isn't a default feature for websites, but we can install it for you for a one-time $50 fee. See the "Domain/Email" item of your Features menu.
A technology that makes it possible to view digital video or hear music while it's being downloaded from the Internet.
Sound files sent on demand over the internet with requiring the user to download the individual files. Requires some sort of compatible streaming audio player (usually free - like RealPlayer or Windows Media Player - or free with membership to the service).
(or real audio) Audio that plays before the file is fully downloaded.
Sound files that play without being completely downloaded to the local hard disk.
Audio that is transmitted over the Inernet and played while it is being received.
Streaming audio is sound that is played as it arrives. The alternative is a sound recording (such as a WAV file) that doesn't start playing until the entire file has arrived. Support for streaming sound may require a plug-in player or come with the browser. Leading providers of streaming sound include Progressive Networks' RealAudio and Macromedia's Shockwave for Director (which includes an animation player as well).
Audio transmission over a data network. The term implies a one-way transmission to the listener, in which both the client and the server cooperate for uninterrupted sound. (See Streaming Video)
An alternative method of delivering the audio portion of a Teleseminar or Webinar, a Webstream does not require the participant to use the telephone to hear the presenter. Generally, the audio portion is delivered via the participants computer using any number of available software applications.
The process of providing audio content on a web site. If you want audio on your website be sure your host provides "Streaming Audio".
Sound files audible as they are transmitted over the Internet.
Live audio received over the Internet without downloading it. Streaming does not save a copy of the audio on your PC, while downloading a file does. Internet radio stations generally use streaming audio to broadcast.
Audio transmission over a data network. This technology allows you to listen to audio files on your computer.
A compressed audio file that is played while downloading. ...