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Chapter 20. Video on the Web > Streaming Video Technologies

20.5. Streaming Video Technologies

As with audio, the competition is fierce in the streaming video arena. Not surprisingly, we see many of the same players as in the audio line-up. New technologies come and go weekly, so for a current list of contenders, see Netscape's plug-in page at http://www.netscape.com/comprod/products/navigator/version_2.0/plugins/audio-video.html.

As of this writing, RealNetworks continues to dominate the market due to the ubiquitous distribution of its player and its proven track record. However, some competitors offer niche products that may better suit your particular needs. Bear in mind that QuickTime 3.0 movies will stream without the use of a proprietary server package.


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