Entermedia Glossary

Assets - A digitally stored file. Can be anything from a picture or video to document or digitized text.

Collections - A group of photos or media files; like an album but it can include all media/file types.

Conversion - The process of changing one file type to another ie: .mp3 --> .wav or .doc --> .pdf

Entermedia Key - An encrypted string for each user that is used for internal and external validation for all Entermedia API requests. This can be found in the portal on your profile page on the right underneath the profile picture. 

Entity - A self-defining data type/title that is used to label a set of uploaded files or file. 

Event - A script that can be added or removed in the Scheduler(see below) that runs some process on the Entermedia instance. ie: Check for duplicates, Synchronize, Monitor 

Groups - Role group which dictates higher level privleges.

Mediaviewer - When opening an asset in an Entermedia instance this is the window where the asset is enlarged on the screen. The mediaviewer has many features specific to the file type of the asset being viewed.

Roles - User's level within the portal or Entermedia instance. Can either be User, Anonymous, or Admin(staff of EntermediaDB). Each have varying levels of permissions and privileges.

Scheduler - Found in the settings of an EntermediaDB instance this is a list of events that usually run some script that can be added or removed to maintain the instance 

Task - A specific task assigned to ticket that describes the actual work that was done or needs to be done. Tasks have 3 properties their Asignee,Type,Status & Details.

Ticket - Used in the portal a ticket is a general term used to label a bug or issue that holds a number of tasks that should be completed in order to 'Resolve' the ticket.

Transcoding - The direct digital-to-digital conversion of one encoding to another, such as for movie data files, audio files, or character encoding. The technology behind the converison process.

Workspace - A named server where a user or organization can upload and store media files using the Browser, WebApp, or Mobile UI.