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8.2 Media Streaming Services Protocols Concepts

This section describes basic concepts for media streaming services protocols, and provides some background for the Windows media streaming model.

The main purpose of media streaming services is to deliver real-time or downloadable audio-visual content via the transfer of streams from a server to a single client or multiple clients.

Section 8.4, later in this document, provides examples that illustrate the interaction of some of the protocols in two sample configurations.

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