So I know that streaming media allows you to view the contents of a video without downloading it to a computer. So the question is - when the contents of a video are buffered - they're stored on an external server, right? But then what allows the end-user instantaneous access to any part of the video that has already been buffered? (after a video segment has been buffered, then you can go back to that segment instantaneously). Can you do that for a video on an external server? And if so, why can't the original video be available for instantaneous access to the end-user all of the time?
And I'd like to ask this question - absolutely nothing goes on the computer's temp folder, right?
I just read http://www.cultivate-int.org/issue4/scenes/
- it is interesting. Though I have questions myself that this didn't answer.