A collection of sounds which can be integrated into a Web page. Normally, the user of a browser who wishes to hear the sounds has to employ a plug-in which integrates with the technology used to encode the sounds. Such clips are infrequently used as they can massively increase the download time of a Web page. streaming technology which plays sounds as they are loaded aims to minimize this problem. Currently there are a number of proprietary technologies that can be used for sound.