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

HD (High Definition)

HD (High Definition) video is video of higher resolution and quality compared to SD (Standard Definition). Even though there is no standardized definition for HD, usually any video image with substantially more than 480 horizontal lines is considered high definition. Normally, HD video has a resolution of 1280 x 720p whereas FHD (Full High Definition) video has 1920 x 1080p resolution.  

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HEVC (H.265)

HEVC or High-Efficiency Video Coding is a video compression standard. It is also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2. HEVC offers around twice the data compression ratio at a similar level of video quality, or considerably enhanced video quality at a similar bit rate in comparison to AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10 or H.264). Including 8K UHD, it supports resolutions up to 8192×4320.    

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HLS (HTTP Live Streaming)

Based on MPEG2-TS, HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) is Apple’s patented streaming format. It is an adaptive streaming communication protocol. Initially, HLS was used only for Apple devices.  Now it is supported by other devices like Android-based smartphones. HLS works by splitting live streams into a sequence of smaller HTTP-based file downloads. Each download loading one small portion of an overall potentially unbounded transport stream. As the stream is played, the client may choose from several different alternate streams containing the same content encoded at…

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HTML5

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 integrates features like drag-and-drop and video playback that have been earlier reliant on on third-party browser plug-ins such as Google Gears, Microsoft Silverlight, and Adobe…

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