Chapter 17. Incorporating Video and Audio

IN THIS CHAPTER

It’s funny that we live in a world where cinemas and video rental stores are within miles of our homes. We log on to online video rental stores and even subscribe to video-on-demand services for our televisions. Yet with all of this at our fingertips, we’re always amazed when we see a small, jerky, and grainy video on the Web.

Why is that? Because of the promise of high-quality digital video being available to us when we want it and whenever we want it. In the past few years, companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Real, Autodesk, Adobe, and Sorenson, DivX, and so on have made strides in delivering on that promise. With streaming ...

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