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Multimedia Systems

Some Course Details


• Course home page http://www.sdsc.edu/~gupta/CSE228F.html
• References
• Networked Multimedia Systems by S.V. Raghavan and S.K.Tripathi
• The MPEG homepage: http://drogo.cselt.stet.it/ufv/leonardo/mpeg/
• Multimedia Information Systems
by V. S. Subrahmanian (Editor), S. K. Tripathi (Editor)
• Programming references
• Java Media API
http://www.javasoft.com/products/java-media/jmf/index.html
• Java Advanced Imaging API
http://www.javasoft.com/products/java-media/jai/index.html
What is Multimedia?
• Multimedia: a working definition
• A combination of two or more categories of
information having different transport signal
characteristics
• Typically, one medium is a continuous medium
while another is discrete
• Image, audio, video and graphics are examples
of media
Images

• Some Issues
• Is the image as high-quality as I need?
• Is the image efficiently stored and
transmitted?
• Can the image be retrieved by its content?
Videos
• Some issues
• How are the temporal relations between the
media represented?
• What do I need to stream video across the
network?
• Are the different media synchronized?
• How can I describe a video retrieval request
like a query?
What is a Multimedia System?
• A system that involves:
• generation  production/authoring tools
• representation  compression and formats
• storage  file system design
• transmission  networking issues
• search and retrieval  database management
• delivery  server design, streaming
of multimedia information
A Course-on-Demand System
On-line facilitator

Courseware
developer

Multimedia Network
Database
Database server

user
A Course-on-Demand System

Authoring Metadata
Tool DB

Integration Software
DB Application
Network

Server
t neil Ca vaJ

User
Interface Media
Server
A Media-on-Demand System
• A real system
• Praja Event Experience
• Praja Concert
• Praja Football