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Mastering Internet Video A Guide to Streaming and On-Demand Video

ISBN-10: 0321122461
ISBN-13: 9780321122469
Edition: 2005
Authors: Damien Stolarz
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 8/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

Many companies today employ digital video on their web sites - think of newsclips on CNN.com or highlights on ESPN.com. A study released by the HTRCGroup estimates that 72% of companies currently use video, and that 97% planto do so in the near future. Internet Video ia a comprehensive guide that coversall aspects of adding video to a website. It explains the context, usage, andmethods for streaming digital video, and focuses on the technical aspects ofcompression, encoding, storage, and distribution. It explains how to scalesystems to meet demand for popular content, and demonstrates the advantagesof peer-to-peer distribution over the traditional broadcast model. It is writtenso that the reader begins with the basics, and progresses step-by-step to moreadvanced topics. It provides a balance of conceptual information and practicaladvice, complete with working code examples. Perhaps most importantly, it iscompletely vendor neutral, exploring the advantages and drawbacks of eachmajor vendor's products.

Video Preparation and Capture
Video Basics
Frame Rate
Flicker
Television Video Versus Film
Interlaced and Progressive Video Tradeoffs
Film-to-Video Conversion
Film-to-Video-to-Film Conversion
Frame Shape (Aspect Ratio)
Analog Versus Digital
Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Conversion
Resolution
Scan Lines (Vertical Resolution)
Lines of Horizontal Resolution
Higher and Lower Resolution Sources
Color Resolution
Connectors and Image Quality
Rectangular Pixels and Non-Square Projection
Television
Film
Broadcast Standards
Video Basics Summary
Capturing Video
Digital Tape Formats
Digital Video Cameras
Film Formats
Analog Tape Formats and Cameras
Analog Capture
Computer Graphics
Creating New Internet Video Content
Audience Internet Connection
Shooting
Editing
Summary
Video Compression
Compression: How Much Is Bad? What Codec Should I Use? The Decision-Making Process
Delivery Method
Bandwidth Target
Player Choice
Codec/Format
Encoding Systems
Basic Settings
Balancing Audio and Video Bit Rates
Codecs
Frame Rate
Video Size
Quality
Advanced Settings
Quality-Based Versus Bit Rate-Based Compression
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
1-Pass and 2-Pass Encoding
Key Frames
Frame Dropping
Bandwidth Scalability
A Brief History of Internet Codecs
Early 1980s: DAT and CD Audio
1984: Macintosh Audio
Mid-1980s: GIF
Mid-1980s: Amiga MOD and MIDI
Late 1980s: Videoconferencing and H.261
Early 1990s: JPEG
Early 1990s: QuickTime
Early 1990s: Cinepak
1991: MPEG-1
1995: H.263 and MPEG-2
1996: Sorenson
1996 to the Present: MP3
1997 to the Present: Commercial Efforts
1997 to the Present: Macromedia Flash
1998: Quake
2000: Scalable Codecs
Present: MPEG-4
Video Compression: Under the Hood
Spatial Compression: JPEG
Step 1: Color Space Transform
Step 2: Downsampling
Step 3: Frequency Transform
Step 4: Quantization
Step 5: Output
Temporal Compression: MPEG
Recommending a Codec for Your Content
Summary
Video Storage File Formats
An Ideal File Format for Video Storage
Requirements of Internet Video File Formats
Store Compressed Audio/Video
Efficient Playback
Efficient Scrubbing
Efficient Seeking
Defining Codecs
Other Header Information: Metadata
Non-Video Content
Multiple Bit Rates
Protecting Files Against Unauthorized Use
Video Editing
Checking File Integrity
Packetization
Common Internet File Formats
Internet Video Container File Formats
Simple Raw or Stream Video Formats
Internet Playlist, Index, and Scripting Formats
File Formats Versus Codecs: How Do I Play Back an AVI? A Brief History of File Formats
Apples QuickTime: MOV Files (.MOV)
Audio-Video Interleaved: AVI Files (.AVI)
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (.MPG, .MPEG, .DAT, and .VOB)
Progressive Networks: Real Audio and RealVideo (.RA, .RM, and .RAM)
Advanced Streaming Format and Windows Media Format (.WMV, .WMA, .WMX, .ASF)
DivX: A De Facto Standard
Shockwave/Flash (.SWF, .FLA, .FLV)
Simple Multimedia Integration Language: SMIL (.SML, .SMIL)
MPEG-4 (.MPG, .MP4)
Common Fe

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