Well, two things make internet TV possible - bandwidth and streaming audio and video. Bandwidth is a bit rate measure of available or consumed data communication resources expressed in bits/second or multiples of it. Bandwidth is important for Internet TV, because sending large amounts of video and audio data over the Internet requires large bandwidths.
As for streaming audio and video, streaming refers to the normal flow of data as it travels to someone's desktop computer from a server through a network connection. The importance of streaming lies in the fact that this technology makes it possible for us to watch either live or on-demand video without downloading a copy directly to a computer.
There are indeed a variety of sites that offer live streaming. Different options exist for moving video across a home network. One example is through the use of several digital media receivers (DMRs) that work with the Windows Media Connect file-sharing protocol. This method integrates a software program into the free Windows Media Player 11, and streams the video or the DRM movie without ever violating the licenses. These systems, however, work best over an Ethernet connection or a Wireless G or N connection whose speed is at least 54 megabits per second.
Streaming video works by using either Real Time Stream Protocol (RTSP) or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Through this method, all data moving to a user's machine over a network connection is streamed at a speed that depends on the network connection. But before video can be transmitted across the internet for streaming, it must first undergo a process known as encoding. Encoding refers to the process by which the video file is converted into a format that is suitable for digital transfer. It is done with the use of special software applications that convert the video into a digital file that can easily be broken down into data packets and sent across an internet connection. The resulting digital file is then stored on an internet-connected server and either embedded into a web page or made available for download.
This, now, is how to watch streaming TV online free.
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