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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

Baseband Video

Baseband is a signal is transmitted without any shift in the range of frequencies of the signal. The video is sent point-to-point, such as the video output of a VCR to the video input of a monitor. 

Baseline Profile

Targeted at light applications such as video conferencing or playback on mobile devices with limited processing power.

Bash

A Unix shell and command processor that typically runs in a text window, where the user types commands that cause actions.

B-Frame

Contains difference information from the preceding and following I- or P-Frame within a Group of Pictures (GOP).

Bitrate

The number of bits that are conveyed or processed per unit of time (e.g. kibit/s, Mibit/s, Gibit/s).

Blade

A server architecture that houses multiple server modules ("blades") in a single chassis. It is widely used in data centers to save space and improve system management. Either self-standing or rack mounted, the chassis provides the power supply, and each blade has its own CPU, RAM and storage.

Bonding

Combines several NICs into a single link to achieve high-availability, load-balancing, maximum throughput, or a combination thereof. Once bonded, two NICs appear to be the same physical device and have the same MAC address. aka NIC teaming.

Bumper

A Bumper ad is one of four ad types used by an Ad Policy to specify when the ad plays. Bumpers play before the pre-roll ad. 

Bumpers + Pre-roll + mediaObject + mediaObject-chapterPoint + Mid-roll +mediaObject + Post-roll