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Streaming media technology is growing into an indispensable part of a successful business communications strategy. This book will not only give you a professional boost, it will help you deliver your home videos to family and friends anywhere in the world!
Why slog through a technology tome for weeks when you can start right now with the simple, easy-to-follow procedures in this book. Use the comprehensive glossary of terms with one sentence definitions to lay the foundation for your streaming know-how. You'll take away a practical understanding of streaming media without feeling overwhelmed by confusing detail. Tips and insights from leading streaming pros are also at your fingertips.
Whether you want to stream a corporate video, home videos, or your favorite music for friends - after reading this book, you will:
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