An element of an HTTP stream, a manifest file contains metadata, a playlist, and encoding renditions for the video file or stream being accessed.
An HTTP Cache-Control functionality that specifies how many seconds an object will remain in the cache before it is removed from storage.
Metadata is simply data (contained within a file or stream) about the content being viewed. For example, a video file may have metadata attributes such as short descriptions and tags.
Generally refers to the processing of content that takes place with an application server that sit between the front end (edge) servers and backend servers (often database servers) on a network.
MKV / .MKV
A royalty-free file extension for video files. Within the video file is an encoded video and audio codec. Often used with source video content in storage and similar to .MP4 and WebM.
MP4 / .MP4
A file extension for video files. Within the video file is an encoded video and audio codec. Often used with source video content in storage.
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming using small HTTP-based file segments, similar in nature to HLS, HSS.
Multi-Channel Network (MCN)
Third-party service providers working with video platforms to distribute content as well as providing technical assistance in exchange for a percentage of the ad revenue earned.
Multi-Channel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD)
A distribution service that delivers live or on-demand video over the internet, normally for a fee.
Mux / Transmux / Re-Packetization
The process of changing a traditional transport stream (typically RTMP or RTSP) to an HTTP delivery format (typically HLS, HSS, and MPEG-DASH).