Audio: Sound and Music To listen to music and sounds you need a sound card build into your computer system. Sound cards offer 2 capabilities: 1.Built-in stereo synthesizer 2.Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) which allows electronic musical instrument to communicate with the computer To listen to radio on the web you need a program called Real Player or Media Player installed into you computer system that use ‘Streaming’ technique which allows you to play an audio while it’s downloading
graphic To store a graphic into your computer you can: 1.Use a digital camera and store the image in a memory card, then download it into you r computer 2.Use a Scanner to scan printed images Once its in a digital format you can repair, and add effects to your image.
Video and Animation Using a computer with video multimedia capability you can create, add effects, edit and save your own video in your PC, CD, DVD or tape. To make a video you have to have a video camera to capture the move then transfer it into digital format to your PC.
Multimedia on the Web Web Pages contains different multimedia elements, to identify the format or the type of the element an extension is added to the name of the file: Text: Most common formats are.txt,.doc,.pdf and.htm (or.html) Graphics: Most common are.gif.jpg Sounds:.ram,.rm,.wav,.mp3 Video:.avi,.mov,.mpg Compressed files:.zip (Windows),.sit (Macintosh)