Internet Audio & Video are finally starting to come into their own online. Thanks to essential marketer for all the help with audio that we are now able to release the true audio software. When ARPAnet started as a special military project in the 60's, no one predicted that it would evolve into the Internet, nor that the World Wide Web would supplant the Internet, bringing graphics and e-commerce to the online world. In the early days, the use of graphics would have bogged down the entire operation - people and companies used phone modems to connect in at speeds like 300 Baud and eventually 14,400 Baud. Way too slow, even for static graphics.The advent of 56k modems made those graphics possible, and graphics and early forms of web site audio started springing up everywhere. At first, quality didn't matter - in the mid 90's, just having a site was amazing - but having one with graphics and web site audio was fantastic!
Fast-Forward 10 years to 2006 - while some people are still using 56K modems, an estimated 68% of North American homes that are online are connected through high-speed connections - using cable modems, DSL phone lines and ocassionally T1 lines to surf the Internet at previously unheard-of speeds.
This amazing increase in Bandwidth now gives us a much larger pipeline through which to send our images and audios, and 2 important evolutions became possible - the use of CD-quality audio and streaming digital video! Suddenly, Web Site Audio and Web Site Video have come into their own - the high-quality, professional-level audio & video of the offline world can now be used on ANY web site!
And with the expanded Streaming Audio & Streaming Video capabilities came the plethora of great audio recording software, video editing software, digital cameras, digital video cameras and professional analog and digital audio tools to help web site owners explore their own creativity and produce clean, effective, professional web sites with audio and video built in.
The recent emergence of Internet 'Infomercials', or direct-marketing web sites done entirely in Internet Video, using a 2 or 3 minute video sales pitch, and the first true video search engine, Google Video, shows the technology is becoming mainstream - and is here to stay. Most experts agree it's the next step in the true multimedia convergence of the Internet, television, and telephone systems, moving steadily toward combining them into one single service/appliance.