Streaming media is video, audio, or text sent over the Internet and displayed by the viewer upon arrival or accessed later as a saved file. With live streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives. When streaming media is stored and made available via a Web site, the viewer can play back and view the video at their convenience.
How Can Streaming Video Benefit My Ministry?
Internet streaming offers churches the opportunity to engage live with parishioners and potential members throughout the entire world. With Internet streaming, you can broadcast services and educational events to ill parishioners or the hearing impaired. Sermons can be broadcast to students or military personnel that are far from home. Streaming can also be used to expand your church beyond its physical walls by making your message available to potential members anywhere in the world.