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Multimedia Networking From Theory to Practice

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ISBN-10: 0521882044

ISBN-13: 9780521882040

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jenq-Neng Hwang

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This authoritative guide is the first to provide a complete system design perspective based on existing international standards and state-of-the-art networking and infrastructure technologies, from theoretical analyses to practical design considerations. The four most critical components involved in a multimedia networking system - data compression, quality of service (QoS), communication protocols, and effective digital rights management - are intensively addressed. Many real-world commercial systems and prototypes are also introduced, as are software samples and integration examples, allowing readers to understand practical tradeoffs in the design of multimedia architectures, and get…    
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List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 4/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Jenq-Neng Hwang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. He has published over 200 technical papers and book chapters in the areas of image/video signal processing, computational neural networks, multimedia system integration and networking. A Fellow of the IEEE since 2001, Professor Hwang has given numerous tutorial and keynote speeches for various international conferences, as well as short courses in multimedia networking and machine learning at universities and research laboratories.

List of abbreviations
Introduction to multimedia networking
Paradigm shift of digital media delivery
Telematics: infotainment in automobiles
Major components of multimedia networking
Organization of the book
Digital speech coding
LPC modeling and vocoder
Regular pulse excitation with long-term prediction
Code-excited linear prediction (CELP)
Multiple-pulse-excitation coding
Digital audio coding
Human psychoacoustics
Subband signal processing and polyphase filter implementation
MPEG-1 audio layers
Dolby AC3 audio codec
MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
Digital image coding
Basics of information theory for image compression
Entropy coding
Lossy image compression
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
Digital video coding
Evolution of digital video coding
Compression techniques for digital video coding
H.263 and H.263+ video coding
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video coding
MPEG-4 video coding and H.264/AVC
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Window Media Video 9 (WMV-9)
Scalable extension of H.264/AVC by HHI
Digital multimedia broadcasting
Moving from DVB-T to DVB-H
T-DMB multimedia broadcasting for portable devices
ATSC for North America terrestrial video broadcasting
ISDB digital broadcasting in Japan
Multimedia quality of service of IP networks
Layered Internet protocol (IP)
IP quality of service
QoS mechanisms
IP multicast and application-level multicast (ALM)
Layered multicast of scalable media
Quality of service issues in streaming architectures
QoS mechanisms for multimedia streaming
Windows Media streaming technology by Microsoft
SureStream streaming technology by RealNetworks
Internet protocol TV (IPTV)
Wireless broadband and quality of service
Evolution of 3G technologies
Wi-Fi wireless LAN (802.11)
QoS enhancement support of 802.11
Worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX)
Internetworking between 802.16 and 802.11
Multimedia over wireless broadband
End-to-end transport error control
Error resilience and power control at the source coding layer
Multimedia over wireless mesh
Wireless VoIP and scalable video
Digital rights management of multimedia
A generic DRM architecture
Digital watermarking
Implementations of multimedia networking
Speech and audio compression module
Image and video compression module
IP networking module
Audio and video capturing and displaying
Encoding and decoding of video or audio
Building a client-server video streaming system
Creating a small P2P video conferencing system