Hands-on Guide to Streaming Media: An Introduction to Delivering On-demand Media

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 284 pages
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This book describes the steps for creating an on-demand and live streaming video in an all-in-one refernce guide for new users and companies that need introduced to the technology.

After reading this book, you will understand:
- How the Internet works in relation to streaming media
- Client/server technology, specifically related to streaming media
- Strengths and limits of streaming media, including best uses for the technology
- Choices of streaming media content creation tools

*New updates include: webcasting and mobile application basics

*Covers RealVideo, Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash MX and MPEG-4

*Now in the "Hands-On Guide" series for Streaming and Digital Media Professionals
  

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Contents

Your First Streaming Media File
1
CHAPTER 2 The Building Blocks of Streaming Media
15
CHAPTER 3 Audio and Video Production Tools
51
CHAPTER 4 Production and PostProduction Techniques
69
CHAPTER 5 Encoding Audio and Video
93
CHAPTER 6 Working with Streaming Media Files
149
CHAPTER 7 Streaming Media Distribution
171
CHAPTER 8 Streaming Media and Metafiles
183
CHAPTER 9 Embedding Streams in Your Web Pages
195
CHAPTER 10 Alternative Systems and Methods
209
CHAPTER 11 Advanced Topics
229
Case Studies
253
Resources
259
Glossary
261
Index
277
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About the author (2006)

Joe Follansbee first became passionate for streaming back in 1995, and spent more than five years honing his skills at RealNetworks, the pioneering streaming media company. While there, he managed a quality assurance team for content in RealNetworks' flagship software, RealPlayer. Joe produced and hosted one of the first weekly audio newsletters delivered over the Internet. He has provided technical and logistical support for ABCNews, FOX Television, and MSNBC, as well as helped mom and pop Internet broadcasters put their signals on the Net. He founded a streaming media development company in 2001, and currently works as a freelance writer and consultant.

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