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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 …
LMS or Learning Management System is a software program that helps you create, manage & deliver eLearning courses anywhere on any device. An LMS delivers and manages all types of content, including documents, courses, and videos. A learning management system may also provide students with the ability to use interactive features such as discussion forums, …
A paywall is a system of limiting access to content through a paid subscription. Sports web sites and online news are the most common users of paywalls. There are three high-level models of paywall: Hard Paywall, Soft Paywall, and combination of both. Mainly, the content restrictions of a hard paywall are much stricter compared to …
Basically, a site map is a layout of a website’s content. It is designed to help both search engines and users navigate the site. Site maps are like the layout maps in large shopping malls, which helps you find different departments. A site map can be an organization chart, a hierarchical list of web-pages (with links) …
SAML or Security Assertion Mark-up Language is an open standard that allows identity providers (IdP) to pass authorization credentials to service providers (SP). SAML transactions use XML or Extensible Markup Language for standardized communications between the service providers and identity provider. SAML 2.0 enables Single-Sign On (SSO). With SSO, users can log in once to …