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Chapter 25. Darwin Streaming Server and ... > Introduction to Darwin Streaming Ser...

Introduction to Darwin Streaming Server

Streaming media is an increasingly popular way to distribute information on the Internet. News releases, special company events, even your private home movie library—just about everyone has content that can be streamed, but very few want to make the perceived investment necessary to support streaming services. With Apple's Darwin Streaming Server (abbreviated here as DSS, it's the open source version of the official QuickTime Streaming Server [QTSS] available on Tiger Server), this investment is reduced to any modern operating system (the server runs on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X), a Macintosh for broadcasting live events, and a means of getting video into your computer. If the explosion of iMovie HD and other video editing tools is any indication, many modern households already have the necessary infrastructure!

So, what exactly is streaming? In short, streamed video or audio does not require a user to download an entire file to view or listen to the content. Playback begins virtually instantly and the user has the ability to fast forward or rewind the content (unless it is a live stream!) just as he would a local file.


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