Introduction to Streaming and Mobile Multimedia

In a way staring into a computer screen is like staring into an eclipse. It is brilliant and you don’t realize the damage until it is too late.

Bruce Sterling

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3.1 What is Mobile Multimedia?

Imagine how it would be if all the multimedia that you have in your home — the music and the DVDs — could be transported into the mobile domain. Well, we are almost there. But it has involved “fitting the multimedia to the pipe size available.”

When mobile devices began to be targeted for the delivery of multimedia (video, music, pictures, animations, Flash movies, and voice), a number of issues needed to ...

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