The Multimedia Internet [electronic resource] / by Stephen Weinstein.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Information Technology: Transmission, Processing, and Storage: Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2005Description: XIV, 386 pp., 317 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387276038Subject(s): Engineering | Computer Communication Networks | Coding theory | Information systems | Multimedia systems | Telecommunication | Engineering | Communications Engineering, Networks | Multimedia Information Systems | Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet) | Computer Communication Networks | Coding and Information TheoryAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.382 LOC classification: TK1-9971Online resources: Click here to access online
A Background for Networked Digital Media -- Digital Coding of Audio and Video -- Communication Networks and Technologies -- Internet Protocols, Services and Software -- Media Protocols and Applications.
This text is a light technical introduction to the three technical foundations for multimedia applications across the Internet: communications (principles, technologies and networking), compressive encoding of digital media, and Internet protocol and services. All the contributing systems elements are explained through descriptive text and numerous illustrative figures; the result is a book pitched toward non-specialists, preferably with technical background, who want descriptive tutorial introductions to the three foundation areas. The text discusses advances in digital audio/video coding, optical and wireless communications technologies, high-speed access networks, and IP-based media streaming, all crucial enablers of the multimedia Internet.