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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 MPEG-4 and the leading proprietary architectures. The book then guides you through the streaming process showing in-depth how to encode audio and video, including a new section on streaming to wireless devices and set top boxes. The deployment of media servers, live webcasting and how a stream is displayed on the consumer's media player are also covered. A third section on associated technologies illustrates how you can protect your revenue sources with digital rights management systems; looks at various forms of content delivery; offers guidance on how to monetize your content with ad insertion, and provides examples of successful streaming applications. The supporting website, www.davidausterberry.com/streaming.html, has been fully updated to include the links to sources of information, manufacturers and suppliers.
• Learn the end-to-end process, starting with capture from a video or audio source through to the consumer's media player
• A quick-start guide to streaming media technologies
• Fully updated and revised to include a new chapter on streaming to wireless devices and up-to-date technology information for all streaming companies and products
Audience: Technologists who are setting up systems that use streaming video and audio. This could include: web developers, those at an engineering management level within the television broadcasting industry, and those working in the post production industry.
Basics: Introduction; IP Networks and Telecommunications; The World Wide Web; Video Formats; Video Compression; Audio Compression; Streaming: Introduction to Streaming Media; Video Encoding; Audio Encoding; Pre-Processing; Stream Serving; Live Webcasting; Media Players; Associated Technologies and Applications: Rights Management; Content Distribution; Applications; Glossary.
Posted December 25, 2013