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A manifest refers to a text file that describes other files that can be fetched as part of Adaptive Streaming (). A master manifest is a text file which describes a list of rendition manifests along with the resolution, bitrate, location () and other details of each rendition. A rendition manifest is a text file which contains the file names and locations (URLs) of each . The video player uses the rendition manifest to fetch segments in a sequential order to fill the buffer for video playback.

Common manifest formats include (.m3u8) and MPEG- (.mpd).

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