Streaming video: The exciting new technology that allows video producers to share their work inexpensively with a worldwide audience.
By now, you have at least heard of streaming video the exciting new technology that allows video producers to share their work inexpensively with a worldwide audience of Web surfers. Maybe you have viewed, or at least attempted to view, some streaming video yourself. And if you are among a select few, you have actually attempted the feat of creating your own streaming videos and placing them on your Web page Bravo! We salute your bravery.Whatever your level of experience with streaming video, you should know that the technology that makes it happen, exciting though it is, does not always work the way it should. Streaming video has been touted as a means to give videographers everywhere their own television station and broadcasting license but if a television station operated as poorly as many streaming video sites do, it’d have very few viewers, due to the number of hiccups, false starts, glitches and system crashes they’d encounter while trying to watch their favorite programs.
Ready for the Future
As more and more Internet users gain access to high-speed broadband DSL and cable modems, many of the problems with streaming video will begin to disappear . Also helpful will be the ongoing upgrade of the main Internet backbone itself more packet servers, faster connections between them, etc. For now, however, we must make do with the tools we have.