At A Glance: Video Streaming
One of the most popular websites in the world is the video sharing site YouTube, and most other major sites also feature videos of one kind or another. Watching a video is the preferred method of learning about a service or product for a huge number of people, as well as for educating themselves about something or just relaxing. Streaming video represents video that is sent over the Internet in a compressed form that can then be watched by the viewer in real time. There is no waiting around for the file to download, as the video begins to play as soon as the user requests it to. A player is required to show the video, however, as software is needed to decompress the file and display it on the screen, along with any associated sound. These players are integrated into most devices today or can be downloaded separately from a website.
There are a number of software programs that compress videos to allow streaming, including Microsoft Windows Media Technologies and RealSystem G2. This means that to effectively transfer a video to a player, a freelance video streaming expert or consultant may be needed to do the work, and they can be found on Upwork. Capable of working with any of the different software packages that create streaming video, these experts take the promotional, introductory, or advertising video a company has created and transform it into a format that can be sent to players around the world.