Chapter     7

Media with JavaFX

JavaFX provides a media-rich API capable of playing audio and video. The Media API allows developers to incorporate audio and video into their rich Internet applications (RIAs). One of the main benefits of the Media API is that it can distribute cross-platform media content via the Web. With a range of devices (tablet, music player, TV, and so on) that need to play multimedia content, the need for a cross-platform API is essential.

Imagine a not-so-distant future where your TV or wall is capable of interacting with you in ways that you’ve never dreamed possible. For instance, while viewing a movie you could select items of clothing used in the movie to be immediately purchased, all from the comfort of your home. ...

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