Normally when you add multimedia files to your site, they need to download and then run. If you've a large video or sound file this can take forever and your site vistors can have given up and gone off.
Streaming media allows you to get round this. Even lengthy video clips start playing after a few seconds, by playing the file as it downloads.
A word of warning. Media files including streamed ones are big and may rapidly use up your sites available bandwidth
|Explains how streaming media works, the file types commonly used and wht you'll need to do to create your own|
|Real Producer basic 8.x allows you to create real media files with ease for your website on a standard server. If you can get hold of this sadly defunct software this guide walks you through what to do.|
Our list of other multimedia tutorials on this site
Windows Movie Maker guide
Windows movie maker is a free bit of video editing software that can create .wmv files. see our guide. our guide to other sites to help you through the multimedia maze