What is streaming video/media?
“Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user whilst it is being delivered by the provider. The name refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than to the medium itself.
The distinction is usually applied to media that are distributed over telecommunications networks, as most other delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g. radio, television) or inherently non-streaming (e.g. books, video cassettes, audio CDs). The verb 'to stream' is also derived from this term, meaning to deliver media in this manner.”