Chapter 11. Media Plane Programming

In order to show how media programming can be done, we introduce in this chapter the Java Media Framework (JMF), a simple yet powerful tool for handling media in Java applications. This is by no means the only media tool available to programmers, not even Java programmers. Furthermore, high-performing applications may require lower-level APIs than the one provided by JMF. For instance, another option to develop voice application could be to use the lower-level Java Sound API.

We do not intend to make a thorough coverage of the JMF API; actually, that would take a complete separate book by itself. Our sole interest is just to focus on some of the key functionalities offered by the API, and let the reader gain ...

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