Audio on the Web : The Official IUMA Guide


This book guides you through the process of producing sound files and building Web pages that present them for maximum impact.
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This book guides you through the process of producing sound files and building Web pages that present them for maximum impact.
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Library Journal
People often look at a multimedia product and say, "That looks really cool" but ignore the accompanying sound effects. This book, written by two guys from the Internet Underground Music Archive , aims to rectify that common prejudice of our visual age. Patterson and Melcher tell you everything you need to know to put audio on your web site, from the anatomy of a sound file to downloading and uploading and audio streaming. There is even a discussion of the future of music distribution. The CD includes sample sound files and utilities. Appropriate for anyone with some experience on the web, this book should help attract young users and might even help your library's web site sing.
The authors decode the audio component of multimedia computers and the Web for fellow webmasters and musicians: converting analog sound waves into digital files, compressing audio files, embedding sound in Web pages, even setting up a digital audio recording studio. Sample sound files and demos on the companion Windows and Mac-compatible CD-ROM amplify the offering. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201696134
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/20/1998
  • Series: On the Web Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Digital Audio Basics 1
1 Anatomy of a Sound File 3
2 Compression: Sending Sound Files Through the Squeezebox 13
3 Inside the Studio: Setting up, Recording, and Optimizing 25
Pt. II Working with Downloadable Audio Files 57
4 Introduction to Downloadable Formats 59
5 Building Web Pages with Downloading Sounds 67
Pt. III Working with Streaming Audio 95
6 Introduction to Streaming Audio: Tapping into the Bitstream 97
7 RealAudio: The People's Choice 105
8 Xing StreamWorks: Streaming Audio for Geeks 137
9 Liquid Audio: The Future of Music Distribution 155
10 An Eye Toward the Future 185
Index 191
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