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Multimedia systems : computing, communication and applications

Author: Ralf Steinmetz; Klara Nahrstedt
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, 1995.
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For engineers, programmers, and computer scientists.Providing an overview of the most current research and development areas in multimedia, as well as current ongoing project applications, this book  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralf Steinmetz; Klara Nahrstedt
ISBN: 0133244350 9780133244359
OCLC Number: 221649892
Description: [500] pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Preface 1.Introduction Branch-overlapping Aspects of Multimedia. Content. Global Structure. Multimedia Literature.2. Multimedia: Media and Data Streams. Medium. Main Properties of a Multimedia System. Multimedia. Traditional Data Stream Characteristics. Data Streams Characteristics for Continuous Media. Information Units.3. Sound/Audio. Basic Sound Concepts. Music. Speech.4. Image and Graphics. Basic Concepts. Computer Image Processing. Comments.5. Video and Animation. Basic Concepts. Television. Computer-based Animation.6. Data Compression. Storage Space. Coding Requirements. Source, Entropy, and Hybrid Coding. Some Basic Compression Techniques. JPEG. H.261 (px64). MPEG. DVI. Comments.7. Optical Storage. History. Basic Technology. Video Disks and Other WORMs. Compact Disk Digital Audio. Compact Disk Read Only Memory. CD-ROM Extended Architecture. Further CD-ROM-based Developments. Compact Disc Write Once. Compact Disk Magneto Optical. The Prospects of CD Technologies.8. Computer Technology. Communication Architecture. Multimedia Workstations. Comments.9. Multimedia Operating Systems. Introduction. Real-Time. Resource Management. Process Management. File Systems. Additional Operating System Issues. System Architecture. Concluding Remarks.10. Networking Systems. Layers, Protocols, and Services. Networks. Local Area Networks (LANs). Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). Wide Area Networks (WANs). Comments.11. Multimedia Communication Systems. Application Subsystem. Transport Subsystem. Quality of Service and Resource Management. Comments.12. Data Base Systems. Multimedia Database Management System. Characteristics of an MDBMS. Data Analysis. Data Structure. Operations on Data. Integration in a Database Model. Comments.13. Documents, Hypertext and Hypermedia. Documents. Hypertext and Hypermedia. Document Architecture SGML. Document Architecture ODA. MHEG.14. User Interface. General Design Issues. Current Work. Extension through Video and Audio. Video at the User Interface. Audio at the User Interface. User- friendliness as the Primary Goal. Comments.15. Synchronization. Introduction. Notion of Synchronization. Presentation Requirements. A Reference Model for Multimedia Synchronization. Synchronization. Case Studies. Comments. Summary and Outlook.16. Abstractions for Programming. Abstraction Levels. Libraries. System Software. Toolkits. Higher Programming Languages. Object-oriented Approaches. Comments.17. Multimedia Applications. Introduction. Media Preparation. Media Composition. Media Integration. Media Communication. Media Consumption. Media Entertainment. Trends.18. Future Directions. Where Are We Today? What Are the Next Steps? What Are the Multimedia Research Issues?Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt.


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