One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to start while the rest of the data is still being received.
- ‘Video streaming of major events has become widespread on the internet and is expected to grow significantly with the growth of broadband.’
- ‘There is huge demand for content delivery and streaming.’
- ‘Courses which incorporate bandwidth-hungry media such as video streaming and audio may not be accessible without the right platform.’
- ‘Video streaming is going to be a bit more challenging.’
- ‘Pay-per-view sites with some of the most compelling streaming don't yet show up on the lists.’
- ‘Do you have any plans for passworded or paid streaming?’
- ‘But that's not to say some impressive video streaming will be possible.’
- ‘Video streaming is really a secondary application that can make use of existing and developing high-speed infrastructure.’
- ‘The service, which includes both text and audio streaming of radio services in all languages, increased well above comparable internet growth rates.’
- ‘The attractiveness of video streaming is an example of a much broader phenomenon.’
- ‘Live streaming through webcams allows real time viewing of art events anywhere on the globe.’
- ‘Some cable operators fear that video streaming will allow large numbers of consumers to bypass cable service and get programming over the Internet.’
- ‘Paper output and video streaming are of less importance than meeting the growing need to get content written, approved, and out to a Web site.’
- ‘The general opinion was that video streaming had proved its commercial value.’
- ‘Or are you looking to do video capture and streaming over your network?’
- ‘You're going to see more demand for multimedia streaming.’
- ‘The live race viewer will be on this web site every day of racing and on finals day live video streaming is also available to countries outside of Europe.’
- ‘Audio streaming may be common, but bandwidth constraints limit its quality.’
- ‘Network executives insist they have no grand plan to begin routine streaming of their programming.’
- ‘Video streaming is now available and as this technology is perfected, there will be opportunities to produce video programs to air on the Internet.’
2British The practice of putting schoolchildren in groups of the same age and ability to be taught together.‘streaming within secondary schools is common practice’
Relating to or making use of a form of tape transport, used mainly to provide backup storage, in which data may be transferred in bulk while the tape is in motion.
- ‘The current technology for such machines is the streaming tape drive.’
- ‘As a streaming technology, tape drives work best when data is coming to them at their rated speed.’
- ‘Snapshots are stored on disk, which provides fast, direct access rather than the slower mechanical streaming access provided by tape.’
Of or relating to data transmitted in a continuous stream while earlier parts are being used.
- ‘One blogger wrote how mad he was over the fact that the streaming video wasn't live, saying the clips were stale the moment they were up.’
- ‘For the first time in history, international streaming channels now outnumber channels from the US.’
- ‘Many radio stations use the streaming capabilities of this format to transmit their programmes over the net.’
- ‘They're even offering streaming versions of most of their new programs right on their website.’
- ‘She has written and lectured about streaming media, net art and new media cultures.’
3British (of a cold) accompanied by copious running of the nose and eyes.‘she's got a streaming cold’flowing, gushing, rushing, movingView synonyms
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