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Streaming media demystified

Author: Michael Topic
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Series: McGraw-Hill telecom.; McGraw-Hill telecommunications.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Topic
ISBN: 007138877X 9780071388771 0071409629 9780071409629
OCLC Number: 49611124
Description: xviii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The medium. What is streaming media? --
How does streaming media work? --
Why was streaming media invented? --
Why is streaming media better? --
Who is driving streaming media's innovations? --
What's wrong with streaming media? --
When will streaming media be ready for prime time? --
The audience. Who will watch? --
How will we watch streaming media? --
When will we watch? --
Why watch streaming media? --
What will we watch? The business. How will anyone make money with streaming media? --
Who will make money? --
When will streaming media make money?--
Why will streaming media make money? --
Upsides- downsides. How significant is streaming media? --
What could go wrong? --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: MPEG-4 profiles. Visual profiles --
Audio profiles --
Graphics profiles --
Scene graph profiles --
Appendix B: MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 coding compared. Appendix C: Audio and video sweetening techniques. Audio sweetening --
Video sweetening --
Appendix D: Real world streaming media encoding. Encoding machines --
Software-based encoding tools --
Encoding labs --
Precompression signal conditioners --
Video capture cards --
Appendix E: Video and audio compression. Introduction --
Transform coding --
The JPEG standard --
The MPEG standard --
How MPEG-2 was tuned for high quality of experience --
MPEG-4 video compression --
Concatenation --
Digital audio data compression.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill telecom.; McGraw-Hill telecommunications.
Responsibility: Michael Topic.
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The experts predict that the opening of broadband internet connections and 3G wireless capabilities will drive the adoption of streaming media to 75% of all broadcasting and e-commerce firms by the end of 2003. Author Michael Topic offers the fast, relible, and painless way to get the lowdown on the streaming of video over the internet (both wired and wireless)--he thoroughly examines the technologies, protocols, and business models on this next giant happening in the world of video and telecom. * Internet protocols for delivering streaming media * Audio and video compression schemes * Covers MPEG-4 and MPEG-7 * Discusses digital rights management * Details Metadata.

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* New Standards, Schemes, Protocols * Implementation Musts * MPEG-4, MPEG-7 With uncommon skill, Michael Topic's excellent guide takes you inside today's essential killer app. More than just an implementation guide--though it certainly is that, packed with needed data on the latest formats and standards--"Streaming Media Demystified offers a complete picture of the application that will soon threaten television's dominance as the primary transmitter of video. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK IF-- * You want to be on top of the critical application that brings seamless interactive video and audio to the Internet * Glitchless, seamless, and almost effortless streaming media over both wire and wireless 3G sounds good to you * You're an executive at any firm with a stake in the Web or in broadcasting * You wish to know everything about the application that will drive the success or failure of broadband * You want to master the compression techniques and IP trafficking methods that make streaming media go * You need a ready source of data on formats, technologies, and how to make them work * You'd like to preview the impact of an application expected to be used by 75% of broadcasting and e-commerce firms by 2003 * You invest money or time in any firm involved with communications, entertainment, or digital technology * You want a thoughtful, expert analysis of markets, audiences, appliances--who they are, what they will watch, and what they'll watch it on * You're ceaselessly curious about hot applications in the digital revolution In "Streaming Media Demystified you find: * Content delivery techniques * Interactive multimedia *Video and audio compression * MPEG-4 * Metadata and MPEG-7 * Digital rights management and MPEG-21 With future potential bigger than television, streaming video over the Internet is the essential application for bro.

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