Streaming media is technology that transmitting data (as well as audio & visual) to end-user in realtime. Through this technology, the transmitted data is constantly displayed on end-user computer/device before the entire file has been downloaded. From streaming media technology we know the word ‘buffering’, this is the key of streaming media. Buffering is the process of saving portions of a streaming media file to local storage for playback.
Streaming media usage has been grown exponentially over the past few years as per technological development. With this technology, we could possible to have a audio-video conference with our partner in different continent.
The idea of streaming media actually has been found long time ago. Of course, at the beginning of the development streaming media was not made for transferring audio visual as what we have today since the technology to support huge amount of data transfer through internet has not been found.
The streaming media I found at that time (around 98) was perhaps internet chat, which was only used for transferring data (text and emoticon). Still, it was quite impressive at that time. I remember it was an amazing thing to talk with foreign people from over the world. The internet chat was then later supported with audio chat, then completed with video.
Today, streaming media is being used for such as internet TV, news broadcasting, video streaming even in HD (wondering what happen in the next 5 years).
Well, lets talk about the tutorial. Today I want to show you how to upload video and share it to other people using streaming media using simple video component from Adobe Flash (its very easy, no script needed).
1. open your Adobe Flash (mine CS5)
2. open your component library (on top menu, click window > components)
3. select and drag video component from the library to stage
4. now, click the video component on the stage. When you click it the component properties will show on the right bar.