Introduction to Multimedia Featuring Windows Applications

Discussing how multimedia data is generated and the importance of data compression in the multimedia environment, this text provides an examination of images, CD-ROM audio, digital audio, MIDI, animation, analog video and digital video. The work explores the Internet and multimedia protocols, like HTTP and the World Wide Web, and tools such as Mosaic and Cello. Showing examples of products designed to implement the technology, it discusses the impact of multimedia on networks, examines ways to use networks to transfer multimedia and discusses how to get started with development and use of multimedia materials and programs.