The Multimedia Internet

  • Stephen Weinstein

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About this book


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.


Audio Internet Media streaming coding communication multimedia networks video

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Weinstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication Theory and Technology ConsultantsSummit

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23681-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27603-8
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