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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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19

Network Delivery Mechanisms

19.1 Time to Show and Tell

So we have some content that has been lovingly crafted and carefully compressed. Now it is time to ship it out to the consumer. How is it going to get there?

This chapter examines how to deliver your video clips once you have encoded them. There are a variety of ways to do this. Principally, this comes down to a small number of possibilities with variations on the following basic themes:

•  Broadcast them over a digital TV network

•  Stream them over the Internet

•  Download them over a network as files

A number of transport mechanisms that exist to deliver video content are based on digital-transmission techniques and all of them are remarkably similar. Where they differ it is in the ...

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