Definition of Streaming media server

A specialist server used to broadcast audio (e.g. podcasts) or video (e.g. IPTV or webcast presentations). Served streams can be unicast (a separate copy of stream is served for each recipient), multicast (recipients share streams) or peer-to-peer where the media is shared between different recipient's where the media is shared between different recipient's computers using a Bitorrent or Kontiki approach.

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