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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

MAC Address

Abbreviation of Media Access Control address. A unique identifier assigned to a network interface card, usually assigned by the network card manufacturer.

Main Profile

More capabilities than Baseline, better efficiency than baseline, but comes at the cost of a relatively higher CPU overhead. Usually used in medium-quality web video applications.

Maximum Transmission Unit

(MTU) Specifies the maximum allowed size of IP packets for the encoded or transcoded stream.

MBR

Abbreviation of Multi-Bitrate. Multi-bitrate streaming is when the same stream is available with different bitrates for the user.

Media Access Control Address

Abbreviated as MAC address. A unique identifier assigned to a network interface card, usually assigned by the network card manufacturer.

Metadata

Data that provides information about other data.

Metric

metric measures data. For example, metrics are the individual element of a dimension which can be measured as a sum or ratio. 

Mid-Roll

A mid-roll ad is one of four ad types used by an Ad Policy to specify when the ad plays. Mid-Roll ads require VOD content with chapter points. Mid-Roll ads play at each chapter point. 

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

MKCOL

WebDAV HTTP extension verb for creating collections/directories.

MOOV Atom

A self-contained data unit that contains information about the video file; such as, timescale, duration, display characteristics of the movie, etc. Also known as the movie atom.

Movie Atom

A self-contained data unit that contains information about the video file; such as, timescale, duration, display characteristics of the movie, etc. Also known as the MOOV Atom.

MP3

MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III. An audio coding format for digital audio.

MPEG

Moving Picture Experts Group. A group of authorities that set standards for audio and video compression and transmission. 

MPEG-H Part 2

Also known as High Efficiency Video Coding and H.265. HEVC is a draft video compression standard, currently under development as a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding).

MPEG Transport Stream

(MTS, or TS) A standard format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) data. It is used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC, and IPTV.

MPEG TS

MPEG Transport Stream (MTS, or TS). A standard format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) data. It is used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC, and IPTV.

MTS

MPEG Transport Stream (MTS, or TS). A standard format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) data. It is used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC, and IPTV.

MTU

Maximum Transmission Unit. Specifies the maximum allowed size of IP packets for the encoded or transcoded stream.

Multi-Bitrate

Abbreviated as MBR. Multi-bitrate streaming is when the same stream is available with different bitrates for the user.

Multicast

Group communication where information is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously. 

Multicast Address

A logical identifier for a group of hosts in a computer network that are available to process datagrams or frames intended to be multicast for a designated network service.

Multi-Tenant

A cloud computing architecture that allows customers to share computing resources in a public or private cloud. Within the cloud infrastructure, each tenant's data is inaccessible to all other tenants, and can only be reached with the cloud provider's permissions.