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Video streaming

rVibe Virtual
Written by Warren Kelly | Published in
First published: 17-07-2014
Size781.02 KB
Create DateJuly 11, 2014
Last UpdatedMay 26, 2015

Video streaming is the act of transmitting compressed video across a private or public network (like the internet, a LAN, satellite, or cable television) to be uncompressed and played on a computing device, such as a TV, smartphone or computer.

Video is compressed in size to save transmission bandwidth and storage space. Compression reduces original video information and removes redundancies. Uncompressed video requires a tremendous amount of bandwidth to transmit across a network or space to store.

This white paper is a primer on video streaming. It describes the video streaming process, video compression (encoding) and decompression (decoding), high and standard definition (HD and SD) video, progressive and interlaced video, analogue and digital video, and common settings to encode video for live and video on-demand (VoD) streaming using the ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) Standard.


Video Streaming Primer

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