Kris Jamsa's Starting with MP3

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MP3 is sound and video through your PC. MP3 files have CD sound quality and are small enough to be easily transferred across the Internet. Kris Jamsa's Starting with MP3 will teach you how to harness the multimedia power of the Web to do fascinating, fun, and useful things. It will teach you where to get, how to install, and how to use the software your PC must have to play multimedia sound and video files. You will also learn the endless things you can do with MP3, like finding and playing music files with ...
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Overview

MP3 is sound and video through your PC. MP3 files have CD sound quality and are small enough to be easily transferred across the Internet. Kris Jamsa's Starting with MP3 will teach you how to harness the multimedia power of the Web to do fascinating, fun, and useful things. It will teach you where to get, how to install, and how to use the software your PC must have to play multimedia sound and video files. You will also learn the endless things you can do with MP3, like finding and playing music files with thousands of stations, watching television on the PC or watching the Internet on TV, and sending home-movies via e-mail! This book will also provide information on improving your own personal Web site with multimedia content. Kris Jamsa's Starting with MP3 is perfect for anyone who is interested in making their computer come alive with sound and video!
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Explains how to install and use Internet multimedia tools for playing sound and video files. The 36 lessons cover RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, the leading MP3 player software utilities, finding MP3 files on the Internet, burning MP3 files on CD, and watching television on a PC. The CD-ROM contains RealPlayer, Macromedia Flash and Shockwave, Winamp, and Net2Phone. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761532262
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Starting with Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 A Preview of Coming Attractions 1
Lesson 2 Entering the Internet Multimedia Age 13
Lesson 3 Buying a Multimedia-Ready PC 25
Lesson 4 Upgrading Your PC for Internet Multimedia 35
Lesson 5 Accessing Internet Multimedia at Faster Speeds 51
Lesson 6 Running Internet Media on Your PC 59
Lesson 7 Getting Internet Multimedia to Your PC 67
Lesson 8 Learning about Internet Multimedia File Formats 79
Lesson 9 Finding Streaming Media on the Internet 89
Lesson 10 Comparing Streaming-Media Players 107
Lesson 11 Understanding RealPlayer 115
Lesson 12 Creating RealAudio Content 129
Lesson 13 Developing RealVideo Content 149
Lesson 14 Using Windows Media Player 163
Lesson 15 Developing Content for Windows Media Player 181
Lesson 16 Using QuickTime 203
Lesson 17 Watching Movies and Music on Your PC 221
Lesson 18 Using Liquid Audio 239
Lesson 19 Using the Flash and Shockwave Players 257
Lesson 20 Developing Content with Flash 271
Lesson 21 Understanding MP3 293
Lesson 22 Understanding MP3 Players 299
Lesson 23 Understanding MP3 Encoders 331
Lesson 24 Finding MP3 Files on the Internet 369
Lesson 25 Using MP3 File-Sharing Utilities 389
Lesson 26 Burning MP3 Files on CD 407
Lesson 27 Using Portable MP3 Players 419
Lesson 28 Building Your Own MP3 Files 431
Lesson 29 Listening to the Radio on Your PC 447
Lesson 30 Watching Television on Your PC 471
Lesson 31 Using WebTV 489
Lesson 32 Accessing Multimedia on Your PDA 503
Lesson 33 Learning on the Internet 515
Lesson 34 Talking on the Internet 523
Lesson 35 Using AOL Instant Messenger 533
Lesson 36 Using Multimedia to Communicate 553
Lesson 37 Cool Multimedia Plug-Ins and Other Multimedia Stuff 569
Index 583
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