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Record stream capture music from Radio365™.


Redundant Array of Independent Disks
A standard for connecting multiple disks to the same server for higher security, speed and performance. Often used on web servers.


Resource Description Framework
The core mechanism of the Semantic Web (in the classic sense), RDF is a metadata model that enables machine-readable statements to be made about resources. These statements have the form of subject-predicate-object expressions (”tripples”), where the subject and predicate are both resources (often, but not necessarily pointed to by URIs), and where the object is a third resource, or a character string literal. The original version of RSS made use of RDF (RDF Site Summary).

Read-Write Web

The primary difference between the initial static Internet implementations and Web2.0 is the ability for users to generate content via simple "Read-Write" website applications such as Wikis & Blogs. This new functionality enables business executives across the enterprise to engage customers, partners and suppliers in an interactive dialog. The Read/Write Web site is a great resource & one of the more popular weblog.


Real-Audio is a proprietary audio format developed by Real Networks. It uses a variety of audio codecs, ranging from low-bitrate formats that can be used over dialup modems, to high-fidelity formats for music. It can also be used as a streaming audio format that is played at the same time as it is downloaded. Many internet radio stations use Real-Audio to stream their programming over the internet in real time.


Real-Player, briefly known also as Real-One-Player, is a cross-platform media player by Real Networks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media and multiple versions of proprietary Real-Audio and Real-Video formats.

Real Video

A common multimedia video format created by Real Networks.


On a Web site, redirection is a technique for moving visitors to a different when its address has been changed and visitors are familiar with the old address.

Reputation Aggregator

A site that provides rankings of content/sites. People use these sites to decide what content they want or need. Reputation aggregators are a key - perhaps the key - gateway for all users to online content. The way in which the ranking is done varies very widely.


Representational State Transfer refers to software architecture principles that capture the best ways for moving resources across networks. In the case of the Web, it means the best way for a user to move from one Web page to another via hyperlinks.


Red Green Blue
The combination of the three primary colors that can represent a full color spectrum.


Rich Internet Application
A browser-based computer program with a user interface that is more enjoyable to use. This takes several forms (more interesting visual effects, fast information retrieval, multimedia) which in itself isn't new; however, it's become commonplace for many Web 2.0 website users, so they begin to expect it. and differentiate websites that do use these techniques with those that don't.


Recording Industry Association of America
This group develops standards for recordings in this country.

Rich Media Content

Content that incorporates video, audio or animation to engage an audience. Rich media demands high-speed broadband network connections.


A hardware (or software) system that directs (routes) data transfer to different computers in a network.


Remote Procedure Call
A method for executing a process/procedure/program on another computer across a network. Often used in RIAs and SPAs, this is the most popular method of client/server communication in AJAX.


RSS is an XML-based vocabulary that specifies a means of describing news or other Web content that is available for "feeding" (distribution or syndication) from an online publisher to Web users.

RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a system of transporting articles across the internet. An RSS feed (sometimes simply called a 'web feed') contains either full or summarized articles without all the fluff contained on the website. These feeds can be read by other websites or by RSS readers.

RSS Reader

The program used to read an RSS feed. RSS readers allow you to aggregate multiple web feeds and read them from a singular place on the web. There are both online and offline RSS readers.