Multimedia and CD-ROMs for Dummies

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IDG Books Worldwide, 1995 - Computers - 354 pages
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Guiding the user through multimedia components by explaining what equipment they need, how to install it, and how to make everything work together, this book covers practically everything you need to know about CD-ROMs. It gives details on sound cards, CD-ROMs and video capture cards--and even covers things like hooking up a stereo or TV and making video presentations.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 281
4
The Multiple Parts of Multimedia
7
The Computer That Holds Everything Together
21
Sound Cards Those Sound Blaster Things
37
Your Monitor and Video Cards
53
Grabbing Movies with a Video Capture Card
65
CD Seedy ROM Drives
79
Recording and Playing Sounds on Your PC
197
Putting Photos on Your PC That Kodak CD Stuff
209
Video for Windows Camcorders and Movies
221
Making Custom Setups or Doing Some Serious Work 2k I
243
Building the Ultimate Game Machine
251
Making Video Presentations
259
Turning On the Internets Sound and Video
265
The Part of Tens
281

Those Tempting Multimedia Bundles with Everything
95
Your Plain 01 TV Set Computerized Channel Surfing
101
Setting Everything Up or That Cable Plugs in Here
113
Installing CDROM Drives
125
Installing a New Monitor
139
Hooking Up a Camcorder or VCR to Your Computer
149
It Doesnt Work
157
Doing Stuff or Hov to Start Playing
169
Ten Cheap Ways to Try Out Multimedia
295
Ten Thousand File Formats
305
Ten GeneralPurpose Tips
317
Ten Legal Dos and Donts
323
Part Vh Glossary
327
Glossary
329
Index
339
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

David A. Karp is the author of the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and the founder of Annoyances.org. He writes for PC Magazine and his latest books include eBay Hacks and the upcoming eBay: The Missing Manual.

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