The Streaming Media Handbook

The Streaming Media Handbook

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by Eyal Menin
     
 
  • Practical solutions for webcasts, media-on-demand, and private corporate intranet applications
  • Covers streaming infrastructure, production, coding, and delivery
  • Presents extensive examples using QuickTime, Windows Media, and Real
  • Includes three detailed corporate case studies
  • By the producer of webcasts for U2

Overview

  • Practical solutions for webcasts, media-on-demand, and private corporate intranet applications
  • Covers streaming infrastructure, production, coding, and delivery
  • Presents extensive examples using QuickTime, Windows Media, and Real
  • Includes three detailed corporate case studies
  • By the producer of webcasts for U2 and The Rolling Stones

The real-world guide to delivering streaming media—no experience needed!

More and more Web sites are discovering the compelling advantages of streaming media. But delivering high-performance, reliable, cost-effective media across the Internet can be extremely challenging?especially for Web professionals who've never done it before. Now, you can master streaming media step by step, with guidance from an expert who has produced webcasts for U2, The Rolling Stones, and dozens of enterprise clients. Eyal Menin covers every facet of streaming video infrastructure, production, coding, and delivery, including:

  • Choosing optimal technologies for webcasts, media-on-demand, public Web delivery, and private corporate intranet applications
  • Understanding how streaming media works with your network and firewalls
  • Configuring encoding workstations and streaming media servers
  • Identifying cost-effective content sources
  • Troubleshooting performance, reliability, and efficiency
  • Streaming media to wireless and mobile devices.
  • Marketing your streaming content

The book's many examples encompass all three leading media formats—Real, Windows Media, and QuickTime. Also included: practical guidance on measustreaming media initiative, plus three detailed corporate case studies.

Editorial Reviews

For readers without technical experience, this guide to adding streaming media to a Web site explains steps needed to prepare video or audio for streaming on the Internet or on private networks and guides readers in choosing the proper tools for using streaming media technology. Simple terms and illustrations lead readers step-by-step through the installation of hardware and software, and examples and case studies illustrate solutions for various situations for all three leading media formats: Real, Windows Media, and QuickTime. Menin is a partner in a technology consulting firm. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130358134
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/17/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.89(d)

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The Streaming Media Handbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really takes it to the next level. From configuring the server to actually configuring the firewall. I wanted to get into the streaming world before, but now that I have setup my lab at work and I can stream worldwide. I recommend this book to everyone who is getting into streaming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought in the past few other books covering streaming media technology, but this is the first book that explains in plain language how to configure streaming media workstations and servers. The book covers first the basics of producing streaming video. It has a whole chapter about the production process and how to use stock library video. I was interested more in the actual step by step instructions to start streaming. I found lot of useful examples in the book and by following them I literally started streaming from my desktop. My company has a firewall, and all my attempts in the past to stream failed. Chapter 2 helped me understand how firewalls work and I was able to show our IT guys how to setup the firewall so we can send and receive a streaming signal. The last chapter has an excellent case study talking about the advantage of an electronic library within the enterprise. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to begin streaming on their network.