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Step 1: Understand Streaming

Streaming media technology allows real time or on demand delivery of multimedia using Internet based technologies

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what happens is that media data are transmitted to the user while the media is being viewed. Video, voice, text or data are recieved in a continuous or almost continuous stream. This may or may not be downloadable.

A short demonstration of how streaming works, can be found here:

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