DOWNLOAD, STREAM – DIRECTLY FROM ONLINE VIDEO ACCOUNT
You’ve probably heard of the term ‘streaming’ or ‘downloading’ but aren’t too sure what it means. Does it allow you to watch something live online? How does it work? This guide should answer your questions and clear up any confusion.
A download is when you take a file, whether that be a video, music, or some other data, and you copy it from a device or the Internet to your computer. Downloading a file makes a copy of that file on whatever device you are using.
On the other hand, Stream is when your device receives data constantly. Streaming means watching the video in ‘real time’, instead of downloading a file to your computer and watching it later. With internet videos of recorded events, there is no file to download, just a continuous stream of data. Some broadcasters prefer streaming because it’s hard for most users to save the content and distribute it illegally.