Glossary

Definitions of all the technical words you may come across on Platform and Portal and clarifications of the naming and operations of our features.

Audio File Formats
For audio to be understood by a computer it must be 'encoded' into an audio file. This process involves taking an analog audio signal and converti...
Thu, 2 Jan, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Concurrent Listeners
The amount of simultaneous connections to your live stream that you have at any one time. This can be viewed for your station in Portal in the blue "Li...
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 at 11:25 AM
Edge
Edge servers provide your stream to your listeners and act as a way of load-balancing your stream. When a listener connects to your stream via our listen li...
Thu, 2 Jan, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Encoder
For audio to be sent digitally, it needs to be encoded first. This process happens within your encoder, a piece of software or hardware that takes in an aud...
Thu, 2 Jan, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Ingest Log
The Ingest Log is where you can view the live communications between your encoder and our server, it can be accessed in your stream page on Portal. It shows...
Thu, 2 Jan, 2020 at 4:01 PM
Ingest/Ingress
An Ingest (sometimes referred to as an Ingress) is where we receive your audio stream. We have a number of servers that handle all the incoming connections ...
Thu, 2 Jan, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Items and Item Properties
*This definition is in specific reference to our on-demand content manager, Platform* Item is the term used in Platform for content that can contains a ...
Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Metadata
Along with audio, your encoder/on-demand content is also able to deliver/contain metadata. This simply means "data about the data". You will come ...
Tue, 7 Jan, 2020 at 12:34 PM