Streaming Media
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\ˈstrē-miŋ\-\ˈmē-dē-ə
Etymology:stream "a course of water,"sreu- "flow" "current in the sea" rheum-.from Gk. rheuma "stream, current, a flowing," from rhein "to flow," + mediumon notion of "intermediate agency,"
Function:noun

1. it is a multimedia that has to do with the idea of simultaneously receiving and providing information. Stream means flow. the end user is receving information while they are being delivered by the provider.The name refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than to the medium itself. The distinction is usually applied to media that are distributed over telecommunications networks, as most other delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g. radio, television) or inherently non-streaming (e.g. books, video cassettes, audio CDs). The verb 'to stream' is also derived from this term, meaning to deliver media in this manner.During the next few years we will see and explore a massive battle of convergence devices, which mix consumer electronics and computers. the idea of simultaneously production and design is something that maybe derives from this latest tendency that the network applications implies.

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(maria eftychi, 27/11/2007)

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