Now, even over dial-up connections, Web surfers can watch uninterrupted
streaming audio/video content that starts to play without downloading. Though
there are problems with video quality and reliability, streaming technology is the
only practical solution to delivering video clips on a web page.
Real Networks Home Page
- Description: RealPlayer Plus G2 is the latest addition to the growing crowd of streaming video
vendors. RealPlayer is SERVER based and the current player plays back both
RealAudio and RealVideo.
- Source: Real Networks
- Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:51:28
Vivo Software Home Page
- Description: VivoActive is a SERVERLESS streaming video product, with user reports
of excellent video quality even at very low bit rates. Since there's no server component,
the high cost and hassle of providing streaming video are eliminated.
- Source: Vivo Software
- Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:51:53
VDOnet Home Page
- Description: VDOLive uses a unique scalable technology which allows the VDOLive
SERVER to measure the bandwidth available to the user at any given point and
optimizes the picture quality to the specific bandwidth available. Both on-demand and
live broadcasting are possible using VDOLive.
- Source: VDOnet
- Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:52:13
Xing Technology Corporation
- Description: Xing StreamWorks is used for viewing real-time audio and video delivered
from StreamWorks SERVERS over networks including the Internet. It delivers true
color, full motion video and CD-quality audio with no wait for file downloads.
- Source: Xing Technology
- Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:52:31
MBone or IP Multicast Home Page
- Description: The MBONE is an outgrowth of the first two IETF "audiocast" experiments
in which live audio and video were multicast from the IETF meeting site to destinations
around the world. The idea is to construct a semi-permanent IP multicast testbed to
carry the IETF transmissions and support continued experimentation between meetings.
This is a cooperative, volunteer effort.
- Source: ICAST Communications, Inc.
- Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:53:17