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Computer and Communication Networks by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 17. Compression of Digital Voice and Video

This chapter looks at a new advanced topic: multimedia networking. This important topic requires a thorough understanding of the process of preparing compressed voice and video. A raw piece of information, whether voice or video, must be converted to digital form and then compressed to save link bandwidth. This chapter discusses methods of preparing digital voice and video for multimedia networks, including the analysis of information sources, source coding, and limits of data compression. Typical voice and video streaming compression techniques, such as JPEG, MPEG, and MP3, are explained. The major topics of this chapter are

Overview of data compression

Digital voice and compression

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