Chapter     2

Android Digital Video: Formats, Concepts, and Optimization

In this second chapter, we will take a closer look at how digital video is implemented inside the Android operating system. We will build upon the concepts you learned in the previous chapter, as all of a digital image’s characteristics apply equally to digital video.

After all, digital video is really just a series of moving digital images. This motion aspect of digital video introduces a high level of complexity, as a fourth dimension (time) is added into the mathematical equation. This makes working with digital video an order of magnitude more complex than working with digital images, especially for the codec, which you will be learning about very soon.

This is especially ...

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