Multimedia on the Web. Audio Video Animation Interactivity Plug-ins in the users’ computer –Real Player (.ram,.rpm,.avi) –Quicktime (.mov) –Shockwave.
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Audio Video Animation Interactivity Plug-ins in the users’ computer –Real Player (.ram,.rpm,.avi) –Quicktime (.mov) –Shockwave (.dcr) –Flash player (.swf) –MS Media player (.wav) –AuthorWare Web player (.aam) –Acrobat Reader (.pdf)
Streaming media Real Player (RealOne Player) QuickTime MS Media Player Macromedia Flash Macromedia Director Shockwave
Streaming vs. Nonstreaming Nonstreaming files (static file) need to be entirely downloaded to the user’s local disk before they play. Streaming files begin playing almost immediately (once the buffer is filled) and continue playing as they are downloading.
Streaming vs. Nonstreaming Nonstreaming fileStreaming file Advantages It doesn’t require special server software. It is simple to create files. It begins to play soon after the stream begins It maintains a good quality. Users cannot copy the files Disadvantages Users wait long if file size is big. It is difficult for writers to protect copyrights It requires special server software (streaming media server) Sound quality and stream may be affected by low speed or inconsistent Internet connections.
Nonstreaming fileStreaming files Audio WAVE (.wav) AIFF (.aif,.aiff) MPEG (.mpa.mp2,.mp3) MIDI (.mid) RealAudio (.ram) Quicktime Audio (.dcr) MP3 Shockwave Audio (.swa) Advanced Streaming Audio File (.asf) Video AVI (.avi) Quicktime Movie (.mov) MPEG (.mpg) RealMedia Quicktime Video (.mov) MPEG (XingMPEG) Advanced Streaming File (.asf) Streaming vs. Nonstreaming
How to add Audio/Video file for use with plug-ins to link to an audio file from the web page Sound link Movie link
Facts to know: Which player (Real player or QuickTime) the video will play is depending on the user’s browser set-up
Let’s try Make a folder named multimedia Open Notepad and type the HTML
Your summary document: Start with : –The goal of my site is to … Your target audience –What age group? –What characteristics they have? Content Storyboard –Homepage layout –Web Structure Due June 5, Thursday