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Video on the Web

For people not in the computer industry, it's hard to understand why video on the web isn't as prominent as text, images, and even music. Let's face it, we live in a society that's infatuated with reality television shows, sitcoms, soap operas, sports, sports reality shows, the list goes on and on. When we're done watching our television shows, we make our way to the computer to check our email and download music. Unfortunately, the two mediums remain separate entities: We watch television for video and we move over to the computer for mail, still images, and music. To understand why this is the case, we must first understand the media, its size, and underlying format.

In most cases, the video you see on your television is analog video while computers recognize purely digital formats. Although analog video can easily be converted to a digital format, in reality this is only the beginning of the solution. Televisions recognize standard formats and sizes while computers vary greatly in detail. Some people have slow computers, some fast, some people have lots of RAM, others have only a little. Some users have dial-up modems, others have broadband, some users own a PC, others a Mac, and the list goes on and on. When all is said and done, the blame can be assigned to the variations of computer brands, computer configurations, and Internet connection speeds across the multitude of users. With televisions, we don't have to worry about types, connection speeds, or even the size or lack of size of the tubes in your televisions. Televisions were invented to play video and evolved from one standard delivery format: the radio signal.


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