SnapKast Glossary

Term Definition
Album Sessions are stored in albums (aka folders). These albums allow you to organize and group related sessions.
Audio (mp3) File The audio files include the sound (typically the voice) component of the recording. The audio file is created during the format step and is referred to as an MP3 file. These MP3 files can be shared with others for playback in audio players on PCs or media players like an iPod or Zune.
Drag-and-Drop The process of selecting a file by clicking your mouse button, holding the mouse button down while dragging the file, and dropping the file onto another location or action by releasing the mouse button. SnapKast allows these types of drag-and-drop (DnD) functions: DnD a PowerPoint file to the record button, DnD a media file to an email, DnD a podcast folder to a web server folder.
Encode Encoding is another name for formatting.
Format Your recorded sessions are formatted to create the audio and/or video files you have selected. This process is also known as encoding.
Media Center This is the main control window for the SnapKast program.
Media Files These are the audio or video files that are created during the format step. The audio (mp3) and/or video (mp4) media files may be shared with others or included in a podcast.
Media Player A media player can be a software program on a PC that plays back audio or video file, e.g. with QuickTime. It can also refer to a portable handheld device that can playback media files, e.g. an Apple iPod or Microsoft Zune. Some cell phones are also capable of playing back media files.
Outbox The folder used to store created podcast directories. For Microsoft Windows systems, this is SnapKast-Root\podcasts.
Podcast Folder The folder where all files and folders for a specific podcast is stored. All podcast folders are located in the SnapKast outbox
Session A session includes all the content associated with a specific recording. This content includes the original recording, the formatted media files, and the podcasts files. Sessions are stored in albums. A snapped session is a recording that has been formatted to create the audio and/or video media files.
Snapped Snapping a session is a SnapKast synonym for formatting. The audio and/or video media files can only be shared with others or included in a podcast after the session has been snapped.
SnapKast-Root The folder where all SnapKast related files and folders are stored. On Microsoft Windows this is typically %My Documents%\SnapKast, where %My Documents% is the location of the My Documents folder.
Unsnapped An unsnapped session has not yet been formatted. The audio and/or video media files can only be shared with others or included in a podcast after the session has been snapped (formatted).
Video (mp4) File The video files include the visual and audio components of the recording. This includes the PowerPoint and whiteboard slides, your voice, and any mouse or pen annotations. The video file is created during the format step and is referred to as an MP4 or MPEG-4 file. These MPEG-4 files can be shared with others for playback in video players on PCs or media players like an iPod or Zune.