The Multimedia Team offer streaming and Podcasting services for delivery and production of audio and video content.
Streaming delivers content in real time over the internet to users and is similar to a TV broadcast. Well known streaming applications include BBC iPlayer and youTube.
Users do not download a copy of the file that can be stored on their computer for off-line use, instead the streamed video can be embedded within a page on a web site or linked to using a "reference" file. Streamed videos can easily be used in:
Podcasting is a means of delivering media files to be downloaded by users. The downloaded file can then be played on a PC or portable media player (eg. iPod). These can be one-off files for download or packaged as an RSS feed that users can subscribe to in order to automatically receive any new content.
More information about podcasts can be found from the podcast service pages. See the integrated podcasting and streaming service for details of how to host and deliver your recordings.
A live webcast uses streaming media technology essentially "broadcasting" events over the Internet. This managed service for events is carried out on site by the Multimedia Team.
You will need to arrange to have the event filmed for instance by the video production unit.
This article was published on Apr 7, 2011