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Explanation of terms and acronyms related to the media and broadcasting world. Updated every week!

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 …
Multicast (many-to-many or one-to-many distribution) is the term used to define communication where information is sent from one or more points to a set of other points (From one or multiple servers to set of multiple clients). The senders (Servers) and receivers (Clients) are one or more. Multicast streaming delivers data to more than one …
Unicast is the term used to define communication where information is sent from one point to another point (From server to client). In this situation, there is just one sender (server), and one receiver (Client).  Each client receives a separate stream and given that they request it. Unicast streaming works either for video on demand streaming …
What is an Ad Network? An online advertising network or ad network is a company that connects advertisers to web sites that want to host advertisements. The key function of an ad network is aggregation of ad space supply from publishers and matching it with advertiser demand. Ad networks make it possible for advertisers to …
What is an Ad Server? An Ad Server is a web based tool used by websites which want to display ads and are also called “publishers”, Ad networks and advertisers to help with ad management, campaign management and ad trafficking. An ad server also provides reporting on ads served on the website. Finally, an ad …

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