ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Computers & Software»
  • Computer How-Tos & Tutorials

Data Streaming Over The Internet

Updated on June 19, 2013
Source

HTML5 Data Streaming

(c) 2013 kevin languedoc (klanguedoc)

Data streaming over the Internet isn't so much a program as it is networking technology and APIs. There are several ways to accomplish this.

HTML5 Messaging

If you are using HTML5 you could use Cross Document Messaging or ChannelMessaging. Cross Document Messaging is a one way communication between two different domains. ChannelMessaging is a two way asynchronous messaging between two browser windows that uses ports to attach to the window. However these also have protection in place so that these processes only run in their own sandboxes.

SSE and Web Workers

Also in HTML5 is SSE or Server-Sent-Events or WebWorkers. These both allow for asynchronous communication between a client and host computer. Both of these could be used to initiate communication between computers using peer to peer communication. You could also use TCP/IP or Telnet. Actually Telnet can be use to control remote servers and Telnet uses the underlying TCP/IP protocol which in turn uses an IP address.

HTML5 Video and Audio

These elements media from one computer (server) or host to the client (browser). You could use the video element or audio in HTML5 or the Object or Embed elements in HTML4 to stream AV media files from one computer to another. The syntax is very simple:


HTML5 video

<video width="520" height="320" controls>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
</video>

HTML5 Audio

<audio controls>
 
  <source src="audio.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
Your browser does not support the audio element.
</audio>

HTML Object with QuickTime

<object width="520" height="460"
classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" 
codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
<param name="src" value="audio.wav">
<param name="controller" value="true">
</object>

HTML Object with Flash

<object width="600" height="540"
classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/
pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0">
<param name="SRC" value="file.swf">
<embed src="file.swf" width="320" height="140">
</embed>
</object>

HTML Object with Windows Media Player

<object width="100%" height="100%"
type="video/x-ms-asf" url="sound.wmv" data="sound.wmv"
classid="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6">
<param name="url" value="sound.wmv">
<param name="filename" value="sound.wmv">
<param name="autostart" value="1">
<param name="uiMode" value="full">
<param name="autosize" value="1">
<param name="playcount" value="1"> 
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" src="sound.wmv" width="100%" height="100%" autostart="true" showcontrols="true" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/"></embed>
</object>

HTML Embed Element

<embed height="350" width="200" src="media.mp3">

Internetworking Protocols

Data streaming can be accomplished using a variety of APIs available in most programming languages like Java, Objective-C or C# or yet again PHP. You write a web service which could send and receive data streams. In Java you could write a servlet that uses the HTTPRequest and HTTPResponse methods. In C# you could also create HTTPhandler (ashx file) to receive and send HTTP responses.

RTRP, RTTCP, RTP
Several protocols other than the ones mentioned above can be used for data streaming. For instance for real time media streaming you could write a program that uses the RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) or the Real Transport Protocol (RTP) and finally the Real Time Transport Control Protocol (RTTCP) which was designed for streaming data (media) over networks in real time.

Media Frameworks
These can be implemented using for instance Windows Media Player and the embed element or even the audio and video elements in HTML5. In the source, you specify the rstp protocol followed by the URI of the media file.

On the Java side, the rstp protocol can be implemented in a program like a servlet using the Java Media Framework. The same can be said for the .Net platform (C# or VB.net) you could the the Microsoft Media Foundation which provides a rich set of APIs to media streaming. In C/C++ or Objective-C you could use the Live555 library or the Mac OSX or iOS SDK Media Framework and the NSURLConnection or NSHTTPRequest classes.

Datagrams
You could also use the Datagram protocols which sends data in small packets. If you wanted to implement this protocol in a PHP program, you could use the Sockets API or in python you could write a program that uses sockets. In Objective-C, the SDK has a rich set the APIs for any kind of network connectivity. Again you could use sockets and socket streams for Datagrams transfers.

Telnet

Telnet is another Inter-networking protocol. For instance you could enable the Telnet client in Windows by accessing the Windows features trough the control panel and "Turn On or Off Windows Features". Select the Telnet client. Then from the "Run" prompt type services.msc to bring up the Windows services. Locate the Telnet service, right click on it and click on "Start"

Once the service is finish loading, open a commend prompt by typing in the "cmd" command un the "run" prompt under the Start button.

Type telnet followed by the IP address like: telnet 000.000.000.000. To get the IP of a web site, simply write ping and the domain name like ping www.hubpages.com. Of course this is all theoretical because most web sites are protected by firewalls and proxy servers (its not like in the movies). However you could with the proper permissions to access a remote computer and then use a software to stream your data.

So in essence, there are many ways to stream data from one computer to another if you have the proper permissions or if the system is configured to allow such as thing over the Internet.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)