Movie Streaming Online: The Cheaper Alternative

Movie Streaming Online: The Cheaper Alternative

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These advances in computer networking, combined with powerful home computers and modern operating systems, made streaming media practical and affordable for ordinary consumers. Stand-alone Internet radio devices emerged to offer listeners a no-computer option for listening to audio streams. In general, multimedia content has a large volume, so media storage and transmission costs are still significant. To offset this somewhat, media are generally compressed for both storage and streaming.
Increasing consumer demand for streaming of high definition (HD) content has led the industry to develop a number of technologies such as WirelessHD or ITU-T G.hn, which are optimized for streaming HD content without forcing the user to install new networking cables.
Today, a media stream can be streamed either live or on demand. Live streams are generally provided by a means called ""true streaming"". True streaming sends the information straight to the computer or device without saving the file to a hard disk. On-demand streaming is provided by a means called progressive streaming or progressive download. Progressive streaming saves the file to a hard disk and then is played from that location.
The Streaming bandwidth and storage a broadband speed of 2.5 Mbit/s or more is recommended for streaming movies, for example to a Roku, Apple TV, Google TV or a Sony TV Blu-ray Disc Player, 10 Mbit/s for High Definition content. Unicast connections require multiple connections from the same streaming server even when it streams the same content. Streaming media storage size is calculated from the streaming bandwidth and length of the media using the following formula (for a single user and file): storage size (in megabytes) = length (in seconds) × bit rate (in bit/s) / (8 × 1024 × 1024) requires around 128 MB of storage.
Base on my own Movie Streaming is useful and typical application of the streaming concept are long video lectures performed online on the Internet. An advantage of this presentation is that these lectures can be very long, indeed, although they can always be interrupted or repeated at arbitrary place.

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