Hour 17. Embedding Multimedia in Web Pages

Multimedia is a popular buzzword for sound, motion video, and interactive animation. This hour shows you how to include multimedia in your Web pages.

The first thing you should be aware of is that computer multimedia is still in its youth, and Internet multimedia is barely in its infancy. The infant technology's rapid pace of growth creates three obstacles for anyone who wants to include audiovisual material in a Web page:

• There are many incompatible multimedia file formats from which to choose, and none has yet emerged as a clear industry standard.

• Most people do not have Internet connections fast enough to receive high-quality audiovisual data without a long wait.

• Each new Web browser version ...

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