As we all know, the web is much more than text and pictures; it’s also multimedia. Multimedia is the combination of multiple forms of digitized media, including video and audio files. For example, a song from a band’s website and the trailer of an independent film (see Figure 13.1) are both forms of multimedia. When used properly, multimedia adds to the user’s experience. When not used properly, multimedia can ruin a website. This chapter shows you how to prepare multimedia objects for use in your website.