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Video Over IP by Wes Simpson

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8 VIDEO STREAMING AND MEDIA PLAYERS

Video streaming is the process of delivering video content to a viewing device for immediate display. Streaming is often the first application that springs to mind when people think about transporting video over a network. As discussed in this book, many other types of applications are possible with video over IP. Nevertheless, streaming is an important application for video over IP networks, and it makes sense for us to cover it in some detail.

Many users will have encountered video streaming while surfing the web, particularly if they sought out video content. Popular video sites include CNN.com for news stories; sonypictures.com, warnerbros.com, and Disney.com for trailers of upcoming movies; and mtv.com ...

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