All posts tagged ‘Multimedia’

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Duotone

Duotones are images that only display in two colors.

Like most visual techniques on the Web, duotones come from the world of print. In print, the more colors you use, the slower the production time and the higher the cost, so duotones were often an economical alternative. Duotones can also improve efficiency on the web by enabling the creation of cool-looking images with small file sizes. Duotones are made by first creating a grayscale image and then overlaying it with a different specified color.

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Embedded Media

These are the types of media you can include in an HTML page, such as audio files, flash or GIF animations.

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MP3

MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is an audio compression format that creates files that can be easily sent or downloaded across the internet.

Using ripper and encoder applications, CD tracks can be converted to MP3 and reduced in size by a factor of 12. MP3 files have varying degrees of sound quality, depending on the encoding settings that are used during the compression process.

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MPEG

MPEG, for Moving Picture Experts Group, refers to a group of audio/video compression standards used to create videos.

To view an MPEG video, you need to download (shareware or commercial) client software that plays it. The MPEG group works within the International Organization for Standardization and periodically improves and updates the compression standards.

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Multimedia

Multimedia describes the ability of a computer to present and combine text, graphics, video, animation, and sound.

Before the personal computer boom, the word multimedia had a much simpler connotation – paper, glass, and acrylic on canvas was (and is) multimedia. The birth of the web led to a great potential for multimedia, because of the ability of networked computers to deliver this information to all users and to allow everyone to join in the world of multimedia publishing.