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A video podcast or “vodcast” includes video clips. Every so often, web television series are distributed as video podcasts. Video podcasts can only be viewed on a computer with the appropriate media player software, for example, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or higher end Digital Media Players.
The term “Podcast” is originated from POD and Cast. POD means Portable on Demand, and Cast relating to the term broadcast. It is an episodic series of digital video or audio files which a user can download and view/listen to. An audio podcast can be directly played from the website or downloaded as an MP3 …
  iFrame is an HTML element. It allows an external web page to be embedded in an HTML document. By using an iFrame, you can also insert a piece of content (an embedded video, image, short instructions etc.) from another source into a web page.
  White label product is any product or service that is produced by one company and marketed by another company by putting their model number and own brand on the product as if they have produced it. For example, most of the Dell computer monitors are produced by other companies, however, they have the Dell’s …
  Single sign-on (SSO) is a user and session authentication service that authorizes a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., User Name and Password) to access various applications. SSO is helpful for monitoring user accounts as well as logging user activities on the back end. (For example, Google Login, Facebook Login etc.)
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 …

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