Understanding digital media concepts

Digital media content that plays as it is streamed to your computer is known as streaming media. Digital media content that is downloaded to your computer and stored on your computer before you can play it is known as local media.


There are advantages and disadvantages to both streaming and local media content. Streaming media does not take up any space on your computer, but you must be connected to the Internet to play it. You can play local media without being connected to the Internet, but it can take up a lot of storage space on your computer.

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Understanding streaming Provides more information about streaming.

Understanding buffering Explains what buffering is and how to adjust the number of seconds digital media is buffered.

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Supported file types Lists the type of files and file name extensions of the files that the Player can play.

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