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WHAT IS STREAMING?

Discussions at meals are often an inspiration to find topics to feed this site. Last night, during a discussion with my eldest son on YouTube, the kid (soon 6 years old) cut us in full swing to ask: ” What is streaming? “. My wife responded to him with a definition of streaming that deserved to be noted:

Streaming is being able to watch a video (movie, series,  etc …) or listen to music online on your computer, smart phone or tablet without having to download it.

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STREAMING PRINCIPLES

I found that this definition of streaming given by my wife was not bad because just and easy to understand. This still requires some clarification to deepen the subject. Primewire is one of the most creative channels

The English-language streaming term can be translated into French by streaming or streaming. In the context of new technologies, it is, therefore, the live playback of an audio or video stream. It’s a different distribution method of the direct download

In the case of streaming, the file is not downloaded directly to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Video or music data is not downloaded to the device hard disk. They are actually stored in the RAM of the device. The data is sent and broadcast during playback.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF STREAMING

The main interest of streaming is that you do not download your movie, series or music to your device. This avoids having to store bulk data. This is useful if you have limited storage space. This is particularly valid for a smartphone that does not always have a lot of disk space).

The other side of the coin is that if you want to see your video again or listen to music again, you will have to consume more bandwidth to access the files. This is not a big deal for home use at home. But on a smart phone where the consumption of data is limited by packages, it’s a little more embarrassing.

WHERE TO FIND SERIES, MOVIES OR MUSIC STREAMING?

Streaming is ubiquitous on the internet, especially via well-established offers. ,  These actors host the data on their server and offer continuous broadcasting to their users. Even if it is streaming but it does not prevent the smartest users to download content online (ex: easily download YouTube videos ).