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Player: A media player is a type of software installed on a desktop computer that is used to play audio or video files transmitted by a streaming media server or web server. Media players can also play files from a computer hard drive.

Metafile: A metafile is a small file on a web server containing information (metadata) that allows a media player to locate a file on a streaming media server.

Encoder: An encoder is software installed on a desktop computer (client) or server that transforms a source media file, often in WAV, AVI, or MOV format, into a file that can be streamed efficiently.

FTP Client: Software on a client or server computer that uses File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to upload to or download files from ...

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