Streaming media like having high definition or HD stream is a form of multimedia in which media data is continuously received and presented to the end user just as the multimedia is being delivered by the provider.
Streaming is a method of obtaining media like moving images (video) soundtrack and other forms of multimedia from the source which is the provider to the end user who is the receiver. It is the method of delivery and not the medium through which the media passes to the receiver from the source. Streaming is more or less a very good alternative to file downloading. While file downloading requires that the entire file is completely downloaded before the receiver could access it, streaming on a computer system or having HD stream does not need the entire media to be completely streamed before the media can be watched, listened to or viewed.
Streaming entails the client or the receiver or the end user makes use of compatible media player to commence playing the digital audio or video contents even before the media file is completely transmitted (streamed). The delivery methods used in moving media from one place to another are what differentiate the media from each other. For example, the same telecommunication network (such as the internet) can be used to streamed inherently like in radio and television streaming or cabling network while inherently non-streaming methods are the one used by
1. Filmstarts and many other free movies streaming sites
2. Hulu, Netflix and other subscription types movie sitesThe inherently non-streaming sites can be used to deliver electronic books and multimedia (videos, audios and other multimedia files) from the provider to the end users.