The problem with video delivery on the web at present is the fact that the
bandwidth and computer speed required for delivering and receiving
decent-looking images are beyond the capabilities of most modem users.
It's true that it's fairly easy to deliver and receive a pathetically small
and jerky little postage-stamp-sized video images...once you attempt to
deliver a bigger, higher-quality image, things melt down pretty quickly.
All this will, of course, change at some point...my guess is within the
next 5-7 years.
Don't sell off your VCR yet! And don't discount the long-term importance
of DVD (or someother stand-alone video medium) in the marketplace and in
**This process is generally accomplished using commercial software
(RealAudio/Video, StreamWorks, et al) and a suite of hardware required to
capture/digitally encode image and sound (video capture board, sound
capture board, etc.)
At 08:44 AM 11/03/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>Excuse my ignorance but what is video streaming?
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