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Track: A track is a single stream of information; they work just the way a single set of rails guides a single train. In an audio context, track refers to an individual channel (in stereo there are two tracks/channels, in mono there is one track/channel). In a video context, track refers to individual streams of data which including both video and audio tracks. Tracks are useful for many reasons; among them they make it possible to edit, listen to, or see just one part of the recorded material.  [ Audio Glossary ] [ Video Glossary ] [ Archive Glossary ]

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