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VPAID or Video Player-Ad Interface Definition is a common specification developed by the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) for interaction between video players and ad units, focused on enabling a rich interactive in-stream ad experience. It is basically a script that instructs a video player on where to place the actions: play, pause, what ad to …
A content delivery network (CDN) is a collection of global servers (network) that catches and delivers social networks, live streaming media, downloadable objects (documents, software, media files), web objects (scripts, graphics and text), on-demand streaming media and applications (portals, e-commerce) to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, irrespective of the origin …
Live streaming is the process of broadcasting real-time, video feed or live video footage to an audience over the internet. The viewer can access the video stream on a digital screen, smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Live streaming requires a form of source media (e.g. an existing feed, a video camera, screen capture software, …
Video monetization is the making of video into a moneymaking asset. You can make profit by selling your video content through online video platform.  Video monetization comes in various forms, from pay-per-view, subscriptions to advertising. A sophisticated combination of approaches is the best strategy for capitalizing on video revenues.  
FTP or File Transfer Protocol is used to transfer files between two computers over a network and Internet. FTP uses a client-server architecture. It is often secured with SSL/TLS. FTP works in the same way as HTTP for transferring Web pages from a server to a user’s browser. By using FTP, a client can download, …
HTML5 is the subsequent main revision of the HTML standard intervening HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and XHTML 1.1. HTML5 is a standard for configuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. HTML5 is a collaboration between the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The new standard …
Audio streaming is a technology that allows the steaming of audio files, such as music or voice-overs to your computer over the Internet. Usually, first you need to download an audio file in a format like MP3, WAV, WMA etc. if you want to listen to music, or any other type of audio. However, in …
  SSL or Secure Socket Layer is the standard for encrypted communication between web browsers and web servers. It ensures that the communication between the browser and the server is private and encrypted. SSL is an industry standard. To protect the online transactions with their customers, millions of companies used SSL encryption technology in their …
Miracast is a wireless display standard. It uses Wi-Fi connection to mirror your smartphone’s, tablet’s or laptop’s screen to large screen televisions. You don’t need HDMI cable anymore to share your device’s screen on large screen TVs. In other words, we can say it is HDMI over Wi-Fi. Miracast is designed to be a cross-platform …
In general terms, webcasting is broadcasting over the Internet much like traditional radio and television broadcasts. With Webcast, you can broadcast a media presentation (Video/Audio) over the Internet with the help of streaming media technology. Here you can distribute a single content source to several real-time viewers or listeners. A webcast may either be distributed …