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Variable Bit Rate
VBR adjusts the bit rate depending on the sound. For example, if there is silence in a song, the bit rate would decrease and if there is a full symphonic sound the bit rate would increase. VBR offers a higher sound quality at a smaller file size.


A scripting language from Microsoft. VBScript is the default scripting language in ASP. Can also be used to program Internet Explorer.

Vector Graphics

Vector graphics is the creation of digital images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.


Video Graphics Array
VGA is a graphics display system developed by IBM for personal computers. VGA computer monitors have a resolution of at least 640 X 480 pixels.

Video Formats

A video format describes how one device sends video pictures to another device, such as the way that a DVD player sends pictures to a television, or a computer to a monitor. More formally, the video format describes the sequence and structure of frames that create the moving video image.


Online video that users can download to a device.


The digital version of grassroots, 'viral' refers the process of an article, video or podcast becoming popular by being passed from person to person or rising to the top of popularity lists on social media websites.


In general, virtual means the quality of effecting something without actually being that something. In information technology, there seems to be a virtual version of (virtually) everything.


In computers, a virus is a program or programming code that replicates by being copied or initiating its copying to another program, computer boot sector or document. Viruses can be transmitted as attachments to an e-mail note or in a downloaded file, or be present on a diskette or CD.


In web terms: A visit to a web site. Commonly used to describe the activity for one visitor of a web site.


In web terms: A visitor of a web site. Commonly used to describe a person visiting (viewing) a web site.


Vista, formerly code named Longhorn, is the most recent of Microsoft's Windows desktop operating systems.

Visual Basic

A programming language from Microsoft.


Is simply a blog where the content is provided in the form of video rather than text or audio. Like blogs and podcasts, vlogs can be syndicated via feeds.


Voice over Internet Protocol
Voice services over the Internet; used to build telephone services. The leading VoIP company is Skype, which offers free phone service among Skype users worldwide.


Virtual Private Network
A private network between two remote sites, over a secure encrypted virtual Internet connection (a tunnel).


Virtual Reality Modeling Language
A programming language to allow 3D effects to be added to HTML documents.