PlayStream a company that provides online streaming media services, has released PlayStream Director, an enhancement to its streaming media services. PlayStream Director integrates with the company’s proprietary PlayStream EasyLink technology to offer end-users features such as enabling QuickTime files to fully stream via e-mail (no progressive downloading) without having to embed reference data in HTML.
As a streaming media services company, PlayStream lets corporate clients do such things as, add original audio and video to your Web site; stream a PowerPoint presentation; stream live broadcasts across the Internet; offer pay-per-view, pay-per-download, pay-per-subscription services; Webcast corporate meetings; and stream Flash animation and multimedia presentations.
Streaming media and PlayStream work this way: your Web site is hosted on a Web server. This server computer is a different server than the video servers required to host streaming media. One company can host your Web site while another company (such as PlayStream) hosts your streaming media. To the end user, it all appears to come from your Web site.
Director provides several enhancements to PlayStream’s online services, including a newly designed interface, an auto-generated showcase for previewing and showcasing any major format of streaming media, an auto-link generator now integrated with PlayStream EasyLink, new enhanced online reporting and file management, easier account management and more.
The company has also released PlayStream Affiliate Director, which provides all the features of PlayStream Director, but with multiple account management features and reporting options. PlayStream global base of Affiliates are able to provided their clients with private-branded services from PlayStream, while managing services from an integrated control panel, the company said.
PlayStream EasyLink technology fully transfers the client-side metafile data management process over to the server-side, providing all major streaming media formats with a unified linking process that purportedly preserves all capabilities built in the client-side metafile process.