Streaming vs. Progressive Download



KSUtube supports both streaming technologies and progressive downloads. There are advantages and disadvantages to both formats.

Streaming is a video delivery method that plays the video file without saving any of the video clip on the viewers machine. This is the most secure delivery method. If you are concerned about your intellectual property, this is the delivery method for you. The downside to streaming is this format is extremely particular about bandwidth. If a user is on a slower connection they may encounter buffering/choppiness issues.

Progressive downloading allows the viewer to play the video while the file downloads to their computer. This is how YouTube works. Using this method also allows the user to download the video file to their own machine. This delivery method allows users to pause the video while the video loads; this may be useful if you have viewers on slower connections.