Video streaming is when you watch a video in “real time”, instead of downloading a file to your computer to watch it later. Videos or webcasts you watch online work like this - each is a stream of data with no download required. This is the preferred option for some broadcasters because streaming is much harder for anyone wanting to break the law attempting to save or distribute it.
How does video streaming work?
Video streaming is a relatively recent phenomenon that is possible because of faster broadband, which can show the data in real time. Files encoded for stre...