After some effort PARADISEC has finally established a streaming server that can be used in normal web pages. This means that an online dictionary, for example, can have example headwords and sentences spoken, or video clips presented to illustrate a given word. You can see the trial version here, (NB this will only work with the Firefox browser and you will also need to pre-install the Annodex plugin).
For some time it has been troubling that we have no simple way of presenting media online in association with transcripts, especially when an archived field recording may be the only recording of a particular language. It should have been simple enough to access media on the web. After all, we do it on Youtube and other places. But we have been further constrained by really wanting all of this to be open source (freely available software) so that anyone with the right skills can replicate this setup and not have to pay. And we also wanted the process for getting material into an online presentation to follow on from normal fieldwork outcomes, in line with output from the tools typically used by a professional linguist (one who keeps up to date with the methods of their profession). When the archival form of the media exists in a repository, it should then be an automatable process to put it into a streaming server for access.
With various partners, PARADISEC has been part of an ARC-funded project called EthnoER, which has developed an online presentation of media and time-aligned transcripts. By uploading a media file and the transcript in Toolbox format we can present interlinear glossed text as seen in EOPAS here (the media needs to be played in Firefox using plugins available here). The enabling technologies are Annodex (developed by CSIRO) and EOPAS (the EthnoER online presentation and annotation system, developed in collaboration with Ronald Schroeter of the University of Queensland).
More technicalities about this process are discussed on the EthnoER Wiki page.