Address BookContact list includes other users on the site to whom you’re linked through friend invitations as well as the emails of friends which whom you’ve shared videos. View your contacts through your account page by clicking your username in the top-right corner of the page

Analytics– Computer-based tools that evaluate cash flows under a variety of assumptions and scenarios.

Annotations– Contact list includes other users on the site to whom you’re linked through friend invitations as well as the emails of friends which whom you’ve shared videos. View your contacts through your account page by clicking your username in the top-right corner of the page

AudioSwap Tool allows you to add music to your video from our library of licensed songs

Auto Play- A feature introduced in Windows XP, examines newly discovered removable media and devices and, based on content such as pictures, music or video files, launches an appropriate application to play or display the content. It is closely related to the AutoRun operating system feature

Auto Play Script- An option within Oculu that allows an adminstrator to have their video automatically play each time a visitor arrives at the page where their video is located

Bandwidth- A data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel

Blocked UsersYou have the ability to block specific other users from making comments on your videos or sending you messages

Blog- Web log: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies; “postings on a blog are usually in chronological order”

BufferingA buffer is a section of memory in your computer, which allows for the simultaneous writing and reading of information; the red section of the video timeline represents the buffered section. The video player reads video information from one section of the buffer while writing to another. This kind of multitasking allows for smoother playback of video during a continuous process of downloading which is especially helpful for slower connections

CaptionsThe Caption feature allows you to give viewers a deeper understanding of your video. Adding captions and subtitles makes your videos more accessible to people who can’t follow along with the audio, either because they speak a different language, or because they are deaf or hard of hearing

CategoryA video can belong to one of several categories. Conveniently organized much of its featured content under the Browse tab (located at the top of each page) by category

Chrome- Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on 2 September 2008, and the public stable release was on 11 December 2008

Clickable- A clickable is any active area in a graphical user interface for a game or application that can be triggered or activated by the user, usually by a click of a mouse. This is the primary method of user interaction

Click Path- Is the sequence of hyperlinks one or more website visitors follows on a given site. A visitor’s click path may start within the website or at a 3rd party website and it continues as a sequence of successive WebPages visited by the visitor

Click Through- An online advertising performance metric representing an individual responding to an ad by clicking on it 

Code- The symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions 

CommentUsers may post verbal comments on videos, Channels, or other comments. Comments may be posted either on the watch page (where you view a video) or on a Channel page

Cookies- Is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser. A cookie consists of one or more name-value pairs containing bits of information

CopyrightCopyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic and audiovisual creations. “Copyright” literally means the right to copy, but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work

Developer APIs and RSSUsing our APIs, you can easily integrate online videos from YouTube’s rapidly growing repository of videos into your application

DivX DivX is a set of media formatting products pioneered by DivX, Inc. The DivX compression codec uses lossy-MPEG-4-Part2 compression. In addition to the compression codec, DivX, Inc. has also pioneered a DivX media container format (with the .divx extension) which allows for easy transmission and playback using the DivX media player among many other types of media players. YouTube supports the uploading of content which implements MPEG-4 compression through the DivX media container format

DMCAA law passed in 1998 governing copyright protection on the Internet

Edit- Prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

Encode- The way in which symbols are mapped onto bytes, e.g. in the rendering of a particular font, or in the mapping from keyboard input into visual text; A conversion of plain text into a code or cypher form (for decoding by the recipient)

FeedInstalling a news reader that displays RSS feeds from the websites you specify allows you to keep up to date with all your favorite content by checking the RSS feeds you have subscribed to and displaying new items from each feed. Instead of downloading a dedicated newsreader, you can also use a web-based newsreader


File Size- Measures the size of a computer file. Typically it is measured in bytes with a prefix. The actual amount of disk space consumed by the file depends on the file system

Flash– Flash is a plug-in for your web browser, and like most software, is updated periodically by Adobe. To ensure smooth playback when watching

ForumA forum is a venue provided for common discussion of shared interests and concerns. An Internet forum is like a message board where people can post opinions, questions, answers, or anything to illicit a response from other members or simply to share information with people who share their interests

Graphics- Are visual presentations on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, computer screen, paper, or stone to brand, inform, illustrate, or entertain

Home Page- Is the URL or local file that automatically loads when a web browser starts or when the browser’s “home” button is pressed. One can turn this feature off and on, as well as specify a URL for the page to be loaded

HTML-Which stands for Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists etc as well as for links, quotes, and other items

InfringementIs an unauthorized use of copyrighted material

Interactivity- Interaction: capable of acting on or influencing each other

JavaScriptJavaScript is a scripting language used to create client-side web applications

Link- An instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

MetadataData that describes other data, serving as an informative label

Navigation Bar- A row or column of buttons which, when clicked on, link to other pages. Designing navigation through a site needs to take into account the target users perspective, but often is based around an organization’s internal thought processes, so making it hard to use

News Feed- Is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content. Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe to it

PlaybackRefers to any time-based media content, which is being played. Because the content must be created, recorded, and then posted somewhere, first, in order for others to play it back later, we refer to the playing of the content as a “Playback”

Preview- A screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

Production- A presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television

PolicyIs typically described as a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). The term is not normally used to denote what is actually done; this is normally referred to as either procedure or protocol

Stream Refers to the stream of data, which is transmitted over a network to allow the delivery of time-based media playing back in real time as it is transmitted. It can also refer to a simple broadcast of content for others to connect with

SubscribePledge: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

Syndication- Is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows to multiple individual stations, without going through a broadcast network

Terms of UseA terms of use agreement is used to define the relationship between a company and user and is often used to both limit legal liability as well as express a set of expectations regarding people’s use of a product or service

ThumbnailAre reduced-size versions of pictures, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words

UploadTo download means to receive data to a local system from a remote system, or to initiate such a data transfer. Examples of a remote system from which a download might be performed include a webserver, FTP server, email server, or other similar systems

URL- A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a subset of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it

VLogAre most often a video of someone talking into the camera about their thoughts on a particular subject matter. VLogs are generally a frequent posting of videos, which are personal in nature keeping with the idea of a “log” or diary

White List- A white list or approved list is a list or register of entities that, for one reason or another, are being provided a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to white list can mean to authorize access or grant membership