Streaming media are video or audio files which open and play with a click. ITS DMS currently uses four main services to support archived streaming media; ETSU's Flash server, ETSU in YouTube, ETSU in iTunes U, and ETSU Online in Vimeo.
The table below shows major features of the media servers:
|iTunes U||Moderate||High||Moderate||No||Yes||Yes||Popularity bar||No||Yes||No/Yes|
ETSU’s Flash server permits us to stream archived presentations to all computer platforms and to Flash-enabled mobile devices. Links to streaming media files can be added to web pages, e-mails, and as quick links in online course sites. In fact, functional links can be incorporated into many document formats, allowing web-based media to open from offline documents and presentations. Streaming video can also be embedded as a frame in a web page, allowing incorporation of branding.
Use of the Vimeo server is restricted to non-copyrighted material for which there is an outstanding reason for password protection; for example, educational videos that depict children or a research conference presentation that includes a previously unreported finding.