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Description - Internet Video by Damien Stolarz

Many companies today employ digital video on their web sites - think of newsclips on CNN.com or highlights on ESPN.com. A study released by the HTRCGroup estimates that 72% of companies currently use video, and that 97% planto do so in the near future. Internet Video ia a comprehensive guide that coversall aspects of adding video to a website. It explains the context, usage, andmethods for streaming digital video, and focuses on the technical aspects ofcompression, encoding, storage, and distribution. It explains how to scalesystems to meet demand for popular content, and demonstrates the advantagesof peer-to-peer distribution over the traditional broadcast model. It is writtenso that the reader begins with the basics, and progresses step-by-step to moreadvanced topics. It provides a balance of conceptual information and practicaladvice, complete with working code examples. Perhaps most importantly, it iscompletely vendor neutral, exploring the advantages and drawbacks of eachmajor vendor's products.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780321122469
ISBN-10: 0321122461
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Damien Stolarz

Mastering Internet Video: A Guide to Streaming and On-Demand VideoAbout the Author Damien is an entrepreneur with 15 years of experience making computers talk to each other. He cofounded static.com (also known as Blue Falcon Networks, which is now akimbo.com) in 1995, where in his long tenure as Chief Tech-nology Officer, he led the development of numerous technologies including an online service, networked multiplayer games, and peer-to-peer cost-reduction software for video streaming. In 2002, he started Robot Army Corporation (http://www.robotarmy.com), a software consultancy and R&D house, which continues to develop large-scale media delivery software among other secret projects. In 2004, Robot Army spun off Carbot, Inc. (http://www.carbotpc.com), which designs and manufactures in-car entertainment of computers. Damien holds a bachelor or science degree in computer science/engineering from UCLA.

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