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 trendy crucial killer app. greater than simply an implementation guide-though it definitely is that, full of wanted facts at the most up-to-date codecs and standards-Streaming Media Demystified bargains a whole photograph of the applying that would quickly threaten television's dominance because the fundamental transmitter of video. you want to learn THIS booklet IF- * you need to be on best of the severe program that brings seamless interactive video and audio to the net * Glitchless, seamless, and nearly easy streaming media over either twine and instant 3G sounds stable to you * you are an govt at any enterprise with a stake within the internet or in broadcasting * you want to understand every little thing in regards to the program that would force the luck or failure of broadband * you must grasp the compression recommendations and IP trafficking tools that make streaming media move * you wish a prepared resource of information on codecs, applied sciences, and the way to lead them to paintings * you want to preview the influence of an software anticipated for use by means of seventy five% of broadcasting and e-commerce agencies by way of 2003 * You make investments cash or time in any company concerned with communications, leisure, or electronic expertise * you will want a considerate, professional research of markets, audiences, appliances-who they're, what they are going to watch, and what they will watch it on * you are eternally all in favour of sizzling purposes within the electronic revolution In Streaming Media Demystified you discover: * content material supply recommendations * Interactive multimedia * Video and audio compression * MPEG-4 * Metadata and MPEG-7 * electronic rights administration and MPEG-21 With destiny power greater than tv, streaming video over the web is the basic program for broadband and 3G. This booklet takes you inside of a billion-dollar know-how.

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Not everything has to be a blockbuster. With digital rights management, it is possible to control access to and collect payment for any video delivered on demand. A video copyright 27 The Medium owner can license a viewer to play the video a set number of times, or even to store it. In fact, if the cost of the bandwidth needed to stream a video drops dramatically, there will be little incentive ever to store it at home, since if you want to view it, it will be cheap enough to stream it once more.

When broadband connectivity takes hold, there will be a plethora of devices to receive streaming media. Some will be in your living room; some will be in your kitchen and study. Others will connect wirelessly and deliver video on demand to your car, or perhaps to a handheld device while you are on a train or plane. If in-flight entertainment systems were actually closed streaming video networks, with a video-on-demand server serving near DVD quality compressed video, they would be lighter in weight and less susceptible to dirt, age, and vibration than today’s tape-based solutions.

Other multimedia can be synchronized to the video. You have the freedom to replay sections whenever you want, even if the stream is of a live event, and then continue watching from where you left off, or jump to the live stream. It is possible to serve niche audiences with specialist programming even though they might be distributed across the globe. Many 20 Chapter 2 more conditional access options are available, so that the producer can control who watches, when and where they watch, and how much they pay to watch.

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