Introduction - How to Create Streaming Video
This tutorial covers the
different types of video streaming on the internet and
introduces the two main methods of streaming video: Streaming
servers (true streaming) and HTTP streaming. This
tutorial is suitable for people who are familiar with basic
digital video concepts, and who understand how websites work.
Streaming Video Servers
A streaming media or streaming video server is a
specialized application which runs on an Internet server. This
is often referred to as "true streaming", since other
methods only simulate streaming.
This is the simplest and cheapest way to stream video from a
website. Small to medium-sized websites are more likely to use
this method than the more expensive streaming servers.
This page provides a brief overview of how streaming video files
are created. The next tutorial will provide more information
about the most common streaming formats and how to include them
on a web page.
videos in a web page
Information about various video formats and standards.
Embedding a video file means placing the video file right there
on the web page, like the embedded Flash clip shown here. This
provides a high level of control over the way the video is