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streaming video

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: A data transfer technique that allows the user to access audio and video media via the Internet without downloading the entirety of a very large file. A host or source "streams" packets of information to the user in smaller increments as it is viewed. Unlike downloads, streaming video is not intended to be retained as a file on a viewer's computer.