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Whether you're a producer or a consumer, a little more knowledge can enhance your experience. How much do you know about streaming media? Take our quiz to find out.

1. When you watch streaming media, is the file automatically saved to your hard drive?
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2. Can you record streaming media?
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3. Does multicast send one stream to multiple users or separate streams to multiple users?
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4. Lack of __________ is the most common factor that impairs streaming media quality.
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5. What's the difference between streaming media and a progressive download?
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6. What, at a minimum, does an M3U file contain?
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7. Video that breaks up into large digital pixels and jerkiness in a video stream are two examples of _________ ________.
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8. SMIL (pronounced "smile") is a standard markup language that Web content producers use. What was SMIL created to synchronize?
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9. There's an adaptation of ___ ______ (a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol) for streaming media.
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10. These newly available portions of the spectrum are expected to drive development of streaming media and other technologies for wireless devices.
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