Streaming Media Demystified by Michael Topic

By Michael Topic

* New criteria, Schemes, Protocols* Implementation Musts * MPEG-4, MPEG-7 With unusual ability, Michael Topic's first-class consultant takes you within present day crucial killer app. greater than simply an implementation guide-though it definitely is that, choked with wanted info at the most recent codecs and standards-Streaming Media Demystified bargains a whole photo of the appliance that would quickly threaten television's dominance because the fundamental transmitter of video. you need to learn THIS publication IF- * you need to be on best of the severe software that brings seamless interactive video and audio to the net * Glitchless, seamless, and virtually easy streaming media over either cord and instant 3G sounds strong to you * you are an govt at any enterprise with a stake within the net or in broadcasting * you need to understand every thing in regards to the software that may force the luck or failure of broadband * you need to grasp the compression innovations and IP trafficking equipment that make streaming media cross * you wish a prepared resource of knowledge on codecs, applied sciences, and the way to cause them to paintings * you need to preview the impression of an software anticipated for use by means of seventy five% of broadcasting and e-commerce agencies via 2003 * You make investments funds or time in any company concerned with communications, leisure, or electronic expertise * you will have a considerate, professional research of markets, audiences, appliances-who they're, what they're going to watch, and what they're going to watch it on * you are forever fascinated by sizzling functions within the electronic revolution In Streaming Media Demystified you discover: * content material supply strategies * Interactive multimedia * Video and audio compression * MPEG-4 * Metadata and MPEG-7 * electronic rights administration and MPEG-21 With destiny power higher than tv, streaming video over the net is the fundamental software for broadband and 3G. This publication takes you inside of a billion-dollar expertise.

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This would let listeners fill their personal jukeboxes with music they like, so that they could listen to it again, when they aren’t connected. This would permit great flexibility. Users would have to pay to store the music, but would avoid the connection charges. In this world, CDs become a less-attractive proposition, since listeners could accumulate the music they like, track by track, discarding tracks they don’t like. It would be possible to include all of the CD’s artwork and notes along with the stream, for display on the device that stores the music.

The ability to ask the question while still at the customer site and have an authoritative answer instantly could be a positive factor in making the sale. The sales staff may even send back video footage of the environment in which a piece of equipment will need to be installed to prepare the installation engineers and get an assessment of whether or not the environment needs modification, prior to making the sale. For product launches, streaming media also provides many attractive advantages. Consumers can watch as the product is unveiled and footage of the product launch itself repurposed in other marketing communications packages thereafter.

You can effectively channel surf through all the kinds of streaming media that exist, just as you can flip channels on a television. Once, media consisted of radio, television, books, newspapers, magazines, records, and videotapes. All of these were essentially analog, in that when you made copies, there was always some loss of quality involved. Also, the product was manufactured and distributed through a vast, expensive and slow network, owned and controlled by a handful of powerful media companies.

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