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Can I store video as stream of bytes in a textfile which I can later use it to play video
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You can store data as however you want. File extensions don't actually change data; they just change the way programs interact with them. As long as you know all of the meta info and such, you can write your own video with your keyboard, if you wanted (though it would take an absurd amount of time...). It's all just a bunch of bits.

Remember, though, a "stream" is an active connection, or "tunnel", between two things. If your program isn't running, it can't have a stream with a text-file. However, you could create a FileStream within your application, get the video bytes from their source, and write those bytes to your FileStream, like in the following code snippet. However, remember that there are countless ways to do anything.

Hope this helps,
Nate
public static void WriteVideo(System.String myOutputPath, System.Byte[] myVideoBytes)
{
    using (System.IO.FileStream writer = System.IO.File.OpenWrite(myOutputPath))
    {
        writer.Write(myVideoBytes, 0, myVideoBytes.Length);
    }
}

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