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Progressive Download

Progressive Download: A common method for delivering compressed audio and video over a network. Progressive Download is useful because users can start watching/listening without waiting for the whole file to arrive. And, as a bonus, it does not require an expensive streaming server. Progressive download delivers media in a way that emulates streaming media, so the user, ideally, can playback the media without delay. This method is growing in popularity and has been adopted by YouTube. [ Audio Glossary ] [ Video Glossary ] [ Archive Glossary ]

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