Audio Streaming is the term for transmitting audio data over a computer network for immediate playback on the user end, as opposed to a download model wherein the entire file must be downloaded before it can be played back. Examples of services that employ audio streaming include Internet radio services and podcasts.
One significant advantage for audio streaming over a download model is the ability to transmit live audio content in real time, a boon for website operators who need to broadcast time-sensitive audio like news reports, broadcast live podcasts, or on-location web radio shows.
NationalNet supports a variety of media streaming protocols and formats, including Quicktime, Flash and Windows Media. NationalNet’s state of the art, highly redundant network has the capacity to stream large, high quality, resource-intensive media files smoothly and without interruption, all over the globe; the only limitation on the quality and speed of the streaming is the capacity and throughput on the user end.
To aid in reliable and global delivery of audio streaming, NationalNet also offers Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions, using caching servers strategically placed throughout the world, ensuring that your content is never more than a hop away from the customer who is requesting it, enabling high speed streaming to consumers virtually anywhere.