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Meaning of STREAMING

Pronunciation:  'streeming

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Playing sound or video in real time as it is downloaded over the internet as opposed to storing it in a local file first. A plug-in to a web browser such as netscape navigator decompresses and plays the data as it is transferred to your computer over the world-wide web. Streaming audio or video avoids the delay entailed in downloading an entire file and then playing it with a helper application. Streaming requires a fast connection and a computer powerful enough to execute the decompression algorithm in real time.