Streaming Video

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What is streaming video?

Streaming Video

Streaming video is most often seen on news websites such as CNN, CSPAN, or Fox News. This video is often broadcast live on television, and the streaming video is shown live on the Internet as well.

The stream is a "live" broadcast in that it differs from other online videos such as those on YouTube, because it normally cannot be paused, restarted or otherwise affected like YouTube videos. This is because the "stream" of the video is not stored on a central computer like a YouTube video and is only viewable while it is being streamed.

Thus, when the stream ends, so does the video. Sometimes organizations will save pieces of streamed video and offer them for playback on their webpages, but the majority of videos are not saved and are simply discarded after the stream is terminated.

   

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