True Streaming, Adaptive Streaming and Progressive Downloads - 85


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By Ravi Jayagopal. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

So what does it really mean to stream audio or video? Is downloading a file the same as streaming? Does every video you watch online a streaming video?

The 3 types of "streaming" - Progressive Downloads, Adaptive & True Streaming, why one of them is not even actual streaming, what you should know about, why you should care, and the way it impacts how you deliver content to your audience.

I'm not going to go too deep into this, because you and I, we don't need to exactly become audio or video engineers. But I know enough to be really dangerous, enough to create an incredible plugin at And I'm going to boil it down to some simple concepts and examples so you too know just enough to come across as a well-informed person at your next technical conversation at a party of geeks and nerds.

But seriously, the more important thing is that I want you to be able to make an informed decision when it comes to the media that you're creating and and how you're delivering it to your website visitors, subscribers and paid and free members.

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