Chapter 9

Multimedia Essentials




This chapter is written to give students a broad grounding on issues surrounding multimedia. Multimedia is the integration of multiple media such as graphics, text, sound, video, and animation elements, which together make an influence on the given information so that it can be presented in a pleasing and interactive manner. The chapter starts by discussing various components of multimedia—text, graphics, digital audio, video, and animation. The discussion is continued by providing an outlook on multimedia system and data compression. A detailed overview on multimedia applications and virtual reality completes ...

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