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Segmenation

The process of dividing a larger file into a series of smaller files. Often used interchangeably with the term fragmentation. Segment lengths in popular HTTP-based streaming delivery range from 2-10 seconds. As HTTP-based streaming can be used for multiple-bitrate content of the same length but varying resolutions, segmentation also refers to the act of simultaneously segmenting the multiple files at the exact same point in each file.