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Chapter 1. Introduction to Streaming Audio > What Is Streaming Audio?

What Is Streaming Audio?

Streaming audio is similar to traditional radio broadcasting except that the Internet is used to send and receive audio instead of using the airwaves. Just like turning on the radio, streaming audio is listened to in real time. This is much more convenient than the two-step process of listening to an audio file after a (frequently time-consuming) download is complete.

Several components are involved in listening to streaming audio. It starts with a connection to the Internet (via dial-up modem, DSL/ISDN, LAN, and so on) and a Web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer. Using the browser on a home computer, the user visits a Web site that offers audio of some kind or another. It may be music, or spoken word...anything that makes noise. When clicking on a link to that content, a player application starts playing automatically.


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