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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

globally unique identifier (GUID)

The following terms are specific to this document:

.nsc file: A Windows Media Station file that serves as an announcement of a media stream broadcast.

Advanced Systems Format (ASF): The file format used by Windows Media, as specified in [ASF].

content: Multimedia data. Content is always in ASF format. For example, a single Advanced Systems Format (ASF) music file or a single ASF video file.

playlist: One or more content items that are streaming sequentially.

session: The state maintained by the server when it is streamingcontent to a client. If a server-side playlist is used, the same session is used for all content in the playlist.

stream: A sequence of Advanced Systems Format (ASF) data packets (as specified in [ASF]) that can be selected individually. For example, if a movie has an English soundtrack and a Spanish soundtrack, each soundtrack may be encoded in the ASF file as a separate stream. The video data also is a separate stream.

streaming: The act of transferring content from a sender to a receiver.

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

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