Amat victoria curam – Victory favors those who take pains
“Real.Video provides a way for people to receive free speech videos, podcasts and documents which are specifically not hosted on any central server anywhere. Thus, they cannot be easily censored or shut down.
Content creators — i.e. independent writers, broadcasters and indy news leaders — are being invited to create channels in this system. Any videos or podcasts they publish to their channels are automatically replicated through the entire system, achieving delivery to your Windows PC, Mac laptop, Android or iPhone device. This bypasses censorship and brings you files which you can then archive for long-term safety and privacy.”
RealVideo is a suite of proprietary video compression formats developed by RealNetworks– the specific format changes with the version. It was first released in 1997 and as of 2008is at version 10. RealVideo is supported on many platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and several mobile phones.
RealVideo is usually paired with RealAudio and packaged in a RealMedia (.rm) container. RealMedia is suitable for use as a streaming media format, that is one which is viewed while it is being sent over the network. Streaming video can be used to watch live television, since it does not require downloading the entire video in advance. Compression and decompression software for each version are called “codecs”.