Webcasting combines a number of different disciplines, such as audio and video engineering, web page authoring, and server administration. Like many other technical fields, it also has its own jargon. When you’re trying to put a webcast together it’s helpful to understand how the different disciplines work together, and what the crew is talking about.
This chapter provides an overview of the mechanics of streaming media, which is the technology that webcasting is built on, as well as a look at the tools, technologies, and jargon used during a webcast. Specifically this chapter covers:
• Streaming Media: What It Is and How It Works
• The Importance of Bandwidth
• Webcasting System Components
• The ...