How RealPlayer Streaming Audio Works

When you use your web browser and click a link to a RealPlayer sound clip on a home page, the link doesn't lead directly to a sound file. Instead, your web browser contacts the web server, which then sends a file called a RealPlayer metafile back to your browser. This metafile is a small text file that has the true locationthe URLof the RealPlayer sound file you want to play. The metafile also has instructions telling your web browser to launch the RealPlayer sound player, which is required to play the clip.


How the Internet Works
How the Internet Works (8th Edition)
ISBN: 0789736268
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 223 © 2008-2017.
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