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Streaming video is the process of sending digital video streams over a network to the user's computer from a host media server. No copy of the file is stored on the end user's computer. Playback requires end user's computers to have appropriate software installed. Commonly used streaming  applications include Windows Media, RealVideo, QuickTime, and Flash -- all available for free download on the Internet. Because of the large file size for visual data streaming, videos usually employ file compression. Even with compression, effective use of streaming video requires a robust, high-speed Internet connection. Dial-up connections generally are too slow to adequately deliver streaming video.

The University of Memphis has licensed access to a number of streaming videos and streaming video collections. The content can only be transmitted via secure, password-protected Intranet (eCourseware); cannot be edited, cut, or modified; cannot be exhibited for non-educational purposes; cannot be uploaded or available to publicly accessible Internet network; and is protected under the U.S.and all applicable copyright laws.

Please note: Through membership in the TBR Media Consortium, the University is eligible for discounted prices on video products from a number of educational vendors. Please contact Shelia Owens (sowens@memphis.edu or 678-2236), the University's Consortium Representative, prior to making any video or digital rights purchases to determine if discounts are available. Through established relationships with other vendors, we are able to negotiate even when there aren't discount arrangements in place.

For information about these videos click on Licensed Media at the right. Resources available for free are listed under Free Media Resources.

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