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

Machine Learning (ML)

Machine learning (ML) is one kind of artificial intelligence. Without being explicitly programmed, it allows software applications to become more precise in forecasting outcomes. The main objective of Machine Learning is to let the computers learn automatically without human assistance or intervention and regulate actions consequently.

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MBR (Multi-bitrate)

Multi Bitrate or MBR is a single stream available with multiple bitrates. With MBR, you need to encode and configure multiple streams of your content at multiple bitrates and broadcast them to your chosen CDN. End users have the choice to select the bitrate of their preference from the available bitrates (i.e.144p, 240p, 480p, 720p, …

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Metadata

Content Metadata means various properties (information) of a content such as title, description, story, actor, poster, trailer etc. These metadata will make your videos search friendly and easily discoverable on your video platform as well as on major search engines like Google. Hence, it is important to understand the content metadata types, so that you will …

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Metadata

Metadata is data that provides basic information about other data. It makes tracking and working with specific data easier. For example, a video may include metadata which describes the name of the video, duration of the video, record/release date of the video, genre of the video, category of the video and more. Likewise, there are …

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Miracast

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 …

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MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Over HTTP)

MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Over HTTP) is a flexible bitrate streaming technique. MPEG has developed quite a few extensively used multimedia standards, including MPEG-21, MPEG-7, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2. Their newest standard MPEG-DASH, is an effort to resolve the intricacies of media delivery to various devices with an integrated common standard. When media content is delivered from …

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MRSS (Media RSS)

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 …

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Multicast

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 …

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