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In computer networking, latency, or delay is an articulation of how much time it takes for a data packet to travel from one defined point to another. One can measure the network latency by determining the round-trip time (RTT) for a data packet to travel to a destination and back again. During live streaming, the …
Multi Bitrate or MBR is a single stream available with multiple bitrates. With MBR, you need to encode and configure multiple streams of your content at multiple bitrates and broadcast them to your chosen CDN. End users have the choice to select the bitrate of their preference from the available bitrates (i.e.144p, 240p, 480p, 720p, …
OpEx or operating expenditure is an ongoing cost for running a business, system, or product. In other words, OpEx is the fund that supports your day-to-day business. OpEx can include, wages, utilities, printer cartridges, software, warranties, and contract items such as maintenance agreements or yearly service, and rent tend not to have future benefits. Rather, …
CapEx or Capital expenditure is the expenses a business incurs in order to generate profits in the future. The type of industry in which a company operates mainly defines the disposition of its CapEx. So, in an IT environment, that could be servers, could be PCs, could be buying software, intellectual property, patent, or could …
FFmpeg is an Open Source Software used to perform the tasks of Encoding, Decoding, Transcoding, Multiplexing, De-multiplexing, Streaming, and Filtering. All these tasks are performed on Video, Audio, and images too accordingly. It is available on various platforms like Windows, MACOS, and Linux. There are basically three tools provided by FFmpeg. FFmpeg Tool FFmpeg too is …
FTPS, also known as FTP Secure is a File Transfer Protocol with SSL Security.  Primarily, it enables delivering standard FTP communication on top of an SSL-based security connection. FTPS is an extension to the FTP protocol that combines SSL (Secure Socket Layer)/ TLS (Transport Layer Security) based mechanisms on a standard FTP connection. There are two …
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) or SSH File Transfer Protocol facilitates data access and data transfer over a Secure Shell (SSH) data stream. The functionality of SFTP is like that of FTP.  SFTP is an extended version of SSH 2.0. It is used with VPN applications and Transport Layer Security (TLS). In order to prevent …
What is Roku? Roku allows you to watch paid and free video content on your TV via the Internet. Movie and TV streaming services like YouTube, Sling TV, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and others download on to Roku devices, like how apps load onto a smartphone. How to Connect Roku to TV? Roku plugs into your …
Pay TV is a television broadcasting system, where users need to pay to watch a specific channel or program. Usually, Pay TV includes pay-per-view premium content such as newly released movies or sporting events, which may be delivered at a scheduled time or on-demand.  However, it is different than Pay Per View. Alternatively, it is …
WebRTC stands for Web Real-Time Communications. It is a very powerful, exciting, leading-edge technology and standard. Being a free, open-source project, it offers mobile applications and web browsers with real-time communication through simple APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). It allows video and audio communication to work inside web pages by eliminating the need to download native …

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