Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. The verb "to stream" refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than the medium itself. There are 5 elements to any streaming production setup: camera or video signal, microphone or audio signal; video capture or conversion; encoding; Internet connection. Some streaming options combine some or all of these elements into a single device. For example if you use a mobile phone for streaming, your phone has all 5 elements built-in. For more advanced streaming setups, you may need to combine various pieces to meet your needs.