Technology of Video and Audio Streaming / Edition 2

Technology of Video and Audio Streaming / Edition 2

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by David Austerberry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240805801

ISBN-13: 2900240805800

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing streaming media systems, David Austerberry shows how to deploy the technology on your site, from video and audio capture through to the consumer's media player. The book first deals with Internet basics and gives a thorough coverage of telecommunications networks and the last mile to the home. Video

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For broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing streaming media systems, David Austerberry shows how to deploy the technology on your site, from video and audio capture through to the consumer's media player. The book first deals with Internet basics and gives a thorough coverage of telecommunications networks and the last mile to the home. Video and audio formats are covered, as well as compression standards including Windows Media and MPEG-4. The book then guides you through the streaming process, showing in-depth how to encode audio and video. The deployment of media servers, live webcasting and how the stream is displayed by the consumer's media player are also covered. A final section on associated technologies illustrates how you can protect your revenue sources with digital rights management, looks at content delivery networks, and provides examples of successful streaming applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900240805800
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
356

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Section 1Basics1
1Introduction3
500 years of print development3
100 years of the moving image4
The Web meets television5
Convergence7
What is streaming?7
Applications9
How this book is organized10
Summary10
2IP networks and telecommunications13
Introduction13
Network layers14
Telecommunications25
The local loop30
Summary38
3The World Wide Web40
Introduction40
WWW42
Web graphics44
Proprietary tools48
Web servers48
Summary51
4Video formats52
Introduction52
Scanning53
Color space conversion56
Digital component coding61
Videotape formats65
Time code72
Interconnection standards74
High definition76
Summary77
5Video compression78
Introduction78
Compression basics79
Compression algorithms80
Discrete cosine transform84
Compression codecs87
MPEG compression89
Proprietary architectures98
Summary101
6Audio compression102
Introduction102
Analog compression103
Digital audio104
The ear and psychoacoustics110
The human voice112
Lossy compression114
Codecs117
Codec standards118
Proprietary codecs127
Open-source codecs128
Summary129
Section 2Streaming131
7Introduction to streaming media133
Introduction133
What are the applications of streaming?134
The streaming architecture138
Bandwidth, bits, and bytes147
Proprietary codec architectures149
Summary152
8Video encoding154
Introduction154
Video capture159
Compression167
Encoding enhancements170
Encoding products173
Limits on file sizes175
Summary177
9Audio encoding179
Introduction179
Audio formats181
Capture184
Encoding186
File formats189
Summary192
10Preprocessing193
Introduction193
Video processing193
Audio200
Summary207
11Stream serving209
Introduction209
Streaming211
Webcasting218
On-demand serving222
Inserting advertisements222
Playlists224
Logging and statistics225
Proprietary server architectures227
Server deployment229
Summary232
12Live webcasting233
Introduction233
Planning a webcast233
Video capture237
Graphics238
Audio capture238
Encoding241
Summary243
13Media players244
Introduction244
Portals, players, and plug-ins245
Digital Rights Management256
Summary257
Section 3Associated Technologies and Applications259
14Rights management261
Introduction261
The value chain264
Digital Rights Management265
The rights management parties270
System integration274
Encryption276
Watermarking277
Security279
XrML280
Examples of DRM products282
MPEG-4286
Summary287
15Content distribution289
Introduction289
Content delivery networks291
Corporate intranets300
Improving the QoS304
Satellite delivery306
Summary307
16Applications for streaming media309
Introduction309
Summary322
Glossary327
Abbreviations331
Index335

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