Streaming Video - A one-way video transmission over the Internet or a data network. It is widely used on the Web to deliver video-on-demand or a video broadcast. Unlike movie files (MPG, AVI, etc.) that are played after they are downloaded, streaming video is played within a few seconds of requesting it, and the data is not stored permanently in the computer.
In a short format "Compressed video that can be put on the web for viewing."
With streaming video a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. The user needs a player, which is a special program that uncompresses and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers.
Streaming Of Video is bandwidth consuming technology. You need high bandwidth hosting to stream your video files.
Major streaming video and streaming media technologies include RealSystem G2 from RealNetwork, Microsoft Windows Media.