Multimedia & CD-ROMs for dummies

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IDG Books, 1994 - Computers - 346 pages
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Bestselling author Andy Rathbone combines his knowledge of computers, music, MIDI, and games as he explains the complex world of multimedia and CD-ROMs to novices in the friendly . . . For Dummies style--including tips on hardware, software, and total integration. Bonus CD features The Guided Tour of Multimedia--a hands-on, interactive introduction to multimedia.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Muttipte 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
Those Tempting Multimedia Bundles with Everything
93
Making Custom Setups or Doing Some Serious Work
231
Setting Up a MIDI Music Studio
233
Building the Ultimate Game Machine
239
Making Video Presentations
247
The Part of Tens
253
The Top Ten CDs or Which Are the Good Ones?
255
Ten Cheap Ways to Try Out Multimedia
267
Ten Ways Manufacturers Try to Confuse You
271

Your Plain 01 TV Set Computerized Channel Surfing
99
Setting Everything Up or That Cable Plugs in Here
109
Installing CDROM Drives
121
Sending an External CDROM Drives Sound to the Sound Card
128
Installing a New Monitor
131
Hooking Up a Camcorder or VCR to Your Computer
141
Hooking Up Stuff to a TV
147
It Doesnt Work
153
doing Stuff or How to Start Playing
163
Recording and Playing Sounds on Your PC
189
Putting Photos on Your PC That Kodak CD Stuff
201
Video for Windows Camcorders and Movies
213
Ten Thousand File Formats
277
Ten Solutions to Common Problems
281
Ten GeneralPurpose Tips
289
Ten Legal Dos and Donts
295
Appendix
299
Appendix
301
Speeding Things Up
311
Glossary
313
Index
323
IDG Books Worldwide License Agreement 315
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About the author (1994)

Andy Rathbone tiene MAs de 15 millones de copias de libros Para Dummies en Prensa, tales como "Windows ME For Dummies" y "Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies,

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