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Multimedia Streaming on the Internet

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Streaming is an enabling technology for providing multimedia data delivery between clients in various multimedia applications on the Internet.

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The Internet has seen miraculous growth since its appearance. Web browsing and file transfer are the dominant services provided through the Internet. However, these kinds of service providing information about text, pictures and document exchange are no longer satisfied the demand of clients. With the recent advances in digital technologies, such as high-speed networking, media compression technologies and fast computer processing power, more and more multimedia applications involving digital audio and video are come into practice on the Internet.

Streaming is an enabling technology [13] for providing multimedia data delivery between (or among) clients in various multimedia applications on the Internet. With this technology, the client can playback the media content without waiting for the entire media file to arrive....

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Ho, K.M., Lo, K.T., Feng, J. (2008). Multimedia Streaming on the Internet. In: Furht, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Multimedia. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78414-4_153

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