Understanding Networked Multimedia, 1st edition

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Overview

Exceptionally comprehensive tutorial approach this introduction/guide/reference explores the full panorama of networked multimedia applications and the underlying computer and networking technology. It focuses specifically on the theory and applications of networked multimedia digital systems in terms of several basic questions: What is multimedia? What can be done with multimedia today and in the future? How can it be done? Why does it have to be done that way?

Table of contents

1. How to Use This Book
2. Frequently Asked Questions about Networked Multimedia
I. SETTING THE SCENE
3. What Is Multimedia?
4. Integrating Digital Information
5. Digital Text, Graphics, Images, Video, Animation, Sound
6. Introduction to the Enabling Technologies
7. Why Is Multimedia So Popular?
II. MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS
8. Taxonomy of Multimedia Applications
9. Audio-Video Inter-Personal Applications
10. Shared Workspace for CSCW
11. Audio-Video Distribution in CSCW
12. Audio-Videoconferencing
13. Multimedia Electronic Mail and Multimedia Document Transfer
14. Multimedia Server-Based Applications
15. Hypermedia
16. World-Wide Web: Towards a Universal Information Hyperspace
17. Virtual Reality
III. NETWORKING REQUIREMENTS OF MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS
18. What Is Meant by Network?
19. Network Features and Performances
20. Networking Requirements of Audio and Motion Video
21. Other Requirements
IV. NETWORKING SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIMEDIA
22. Clarifying Several Networking Aspects
23. LANs as Multimedia Carriers
24. Packet WANs as Multimedia Carriers
25. Circuit WANs as Multimedia Carriers
26. ATM WANs as Multimedia Carriers
27. Frame Relay and SMDS as Multimedia Carriers
28. Concluding Remarks on LAN and WAN Evolution
V. ENCODING AND COMPRESSION
29. Basic Digitizing Techniques
30. Principles of Compression Techniques
31. Audio Compression
32. Image and TV Compression
EPILOGUE. Sociological Implications of Multimedia
Twenty Key Messages
Final Word
Bibliography

Published by Pearson (August 24th 1995) - Copyright © 1996