Instruction Document on Multimedia Formats: Optimal Accessibility of Audio, Video and Images

Bronnen

Type: 
Taal: 
Engels
Datum: 
Inhoudsopgave: 

Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. What are multimedia formats? ; 3. How to select a suitable multimedia format? 4. A close look at two video formats: MPEG-4 and Theora ; 5. Practical examples ; 6. Conclusion ; 7. Sources ; Appendix 1: List of multimedia file formats ; Appendex 2: Template for practical examples ; Colophon.

Samenvatting: 

This guide describes what multimedia formats are and explains on which basis a suitable format is chosen. Two video formats (MPEG-4 and Theora) are examined and a number of practical examples are described. The work ends with a summary of the most popular file formats.

Beoordeling: 

This overview is not meant to provide an in-depth analysis of specific file formats, but to provide insight into what should be considered when making digital multimedia material accessible online. It presents basic information about (open) multimedia formats in a clear and well laid out manner. Its goal is to reach as broad a public as possible. Appendix 1 sums up the information in a easily readable format.

Reviewer: 
Beth Delaney
Reviewdatum: 
2011