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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

Latency

The time it takes for a bit of data to travel across a network from one communication endpoint to another. Many factors can affect the latency of a network.

LATM

Abbreviation of Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex. An interleaved multiple stream version of a LOAS.

Load Balancing

Improves the distribution of workloads across multiple computing resources. Aims to optimize resource use, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload of any single resource.

LOAS

Abbreviation of Low Overhead Audio Stream. A self-synchronizing format that encapsulates not only AAC, but any MPEG-4 audio compression scheme such as Twin VQ and ALS.

Lossless Compression

Decompression process which results in a file identical to the original.

Lossy Compression

Process by which the data is reduced in such a manner that it takes significantly less space than lossless compression alone, simply by discarding some, possibly most of the original data. The trick is to discard in such a way that the missing information will not be obvious.

Low Overhead Audio Stream

Abbreviated as LOAS. A self-synchronizing format that encapsulates not only AAC, but any MPEG-4 audio compression scheme such as Twin VQ and ALS.

Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex

Abbreviated as LATM. An interleaved multiple stream version of a LOAS.