Streaming Video (NSV) is a media container designed for
streaming video content over the internet. NSV was developed
by Nullsoft, the makers of Winamp.
NSV format is another example of streaming video formats,
offered by various companies and media players. Windows
Media, QuickTime video, RealAudio and RealVideo streams
are just a few examples of these, and each have their
benefits and shortcomings.
of the shortfalls of most streaming formats often comes
from the difficulty in finding streams, or at least some
form of directory service; and in some cases, none are
readily available to the public at all.
Nullsoft's SHOUTcast service, a media streaming and directory
system, the NSV format has become very popular, along
with SHOUTcast's enormous listings of Streaming Audio,
which reach well into the thousands.
Winamp version 5, came the convenient "Media Library",
which offers integrated listings of both audio and video
streams, returned directly from the SHOUTcast service.
There was also a Library in Winamp 2.9x and 3, but came
under a different name, "Library".
streaming started in early 2003, but the real explosion
came with the introduction of Winamp 5. (NSV is now an
open format, [no longer proprietary], as well.)
to record/capture/download/rip Nullsoft Streaming Video