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Web Design in a Nutshell by Jennifer Niederst

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Bibliography

I recommend the following books for a good starter course on web audio. Although some of the specifics are dated, they provide thorough and clear explanation of audio issues (these books helped me immensely in the writing of this chapter).

WebsiteSOUND, Patrick Seaman and Jim Cline (New Riders Publishing, 1996), ISBN 1-56205-626-3.
Designing Multimedia Web Sites, Stella Gassaway, Gary Davis, and Catherine Gregory (Hayden Books, 1996), ISBN 1-56830-308-4.

Many other promising books are being published as I’m writing. The following look worthy of checking out:

The IUMA Guide to Creating Audio on the Web, Marjorie Baer (editor), Jeff Patterson, and Ryan Melcher (Peachpit Press, 1998), ISBN 0-20169-613-4.
RealMedia Complete: Streaming Audio and Video Over the Web, Jonathan Angel (1998), ISBN 0-07913-727-X.

Table 19-1. Streaming Audio Summary

Technology

File Type

Reference File Type

Live Broadcast

Video

Player

Encoder

Server

Delivery[a]

Bandwidth Options

RealAudio

RealNetworks

http://www.real.com

RealNetworks has announced its new G2 system; it was not available as of this writing.

.ra

.ram

yes

yes

RealPlayer 5.0 (free) or RealPlayer Plus (commercial product)

(Windows 3.1/95/NT, Mac)

RealEncoder or Adobe Premier Plug-in

(Windows 95/NT, Mac)

RealNetworks Basic Server 5.0 (free) and Basic Server Plus 5.0 (full-featured commercial product)

(Win 95/NT, most Unix)

UDP or HTTP

Optimized for 14.4 and 28.8

Separate files are required for specific bit ...

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