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MRSS or Media RSS is an extension of RSS. It adds a number of enhancements to RSS enclosures. Basically, it is used to syndicate multimedia files (image, audio, video) in RSS feeds. Both MRSS and RSS revolutionized video distribution network. Simply add MRSS extensions to your RSS feed in order to deliver video content to …
CMS or Content Management System is a web interface which allows users to create, manage and publish digital content directly to the Web. Typically, it supports multiple users in a collaborative environment. The CMS allows users to create, edit and publish content from anywhere and at any time. Content management systems are categorized into four …
4K or Ultra HD is a new resolution standard designed for computer graphics and digital cinema. 4K has four times the resolution of normal 1080p HD video. 4K video has two standard types of resolution. 4096×2160 pixels for films and video production and 3840×2160 pixels for television and monitors. 4K has the following advantages: More …
Basically, Virtual Reality (VR) means near-reality. It is an artificial environment that is created with software. VR allows a person to manipulate and experience the environment as if it were the real world. The computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world by simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, …
Augmented reality (AR) is the real time integration of user’s environment with digital information. The information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable with the help of AR technologies. Augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it, in contrast with virtual reality, which …
STB or Set Top Box is a device that receives a digital signal, decode it and display it on a television. The signal can be Internet data  or a television signal and is received via telephone connection or cable. The set-top box may also be able to perform other functions such as recording television programs …
RSS or Rich Site Summary is type of web feed. This format is used to deliver regularly changing web content to users. User can keep track of several different websites in a single news aggregator. Automatically, the news aggregator will check the RSS feed for additional content, which allow the content to be automatically passed …
Closed captions (Abbreviated as CC) are a text version of the spoken part of a movie, computer presentation or television program. Sometimes, they include descriptions of non-speech elements (For example, “machinery starting up”). It can be stored separately or embedded within the video. The common formats are WebVTT, SRT, DFXP and TTML. The viewer has …
CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a set of formatting instructions that controls the appearance of a webpage. In other words, it is a style language that defines layout of HTML documents. For instance, CSS covers background images, margins, lines, width, height, colors, fonts, advanced positions and many other things of a webpage. HTML can …
XML or Extensible Markup Language is a markup language much like HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both machine-readable and human-readable. It was designed to store and transport data. XML is self-describing. Tags are not predefined. So, you must define your own …