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Description - Multimedia on Symbian OS by Adi Rome

Multimedia on Symbian OS is the only book available to discuss multimedia on Symbian OS at this level. It covers key areas of multimedia technology, with information about APIs and services provided by Symbian OS. Other key features include details of UI platform-specific APIs from S60 and UIQ. This pioneering book covers each of the key technologies available (such as audio, video, radio, image conversion, tuner and camera) at a high level, to give the reader context, before drilling down to details of how to use each of them. The book includes code samples which are available for download on a website and cover key APIs with detailed description of each. Additional information includes the evolution of multimedia on Symbian OS from previous versions to the current (v9.5) and plans for the future. Chapters include: * Architecture of Multimedia on Symbian OS * Onboard Camera * Multimedia Framework of both Video & Audio * Image Converter Library * The Tuner

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470695074
ISBN-10: 0470695072
Format: Paperback
(237mm x 191mm x 17mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adi Rome

Adi Rome has a BA in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. After a spell in teaching, she worked in Quality Assurance, moving to analysis, design and implementation of embedded systems, before joining Symbian in 2004. As the multimedia guru within the Developer Services team she provides technical consultancy across all areas of Symbian OS, with special emphasis on hardware. Adi was responsible for communicating Symbian's roadmap to silicon and multimedia partners, and also led Symbian's component validation program. Away from technical work Adi has been involved in setting up the Symbian China partner-consulting organization and is in much demand for her presentation skills, having given sessions at a wide range of partner and industry events, including 3GSM World Congress. Mark Wilcox has been playing with computers since his dad bought a ZX81 when he was four. He wrote his first multimedia application (a three room text adventure with sound effects!) on an Acorn Electron when he was seven. Mark has a Masters degree in Mathematics, following this up with a research postgraduate in Cybernetic Intelligence. In 2001 he started developing software for mobile phones and since then has been involved in handset development projects for Ericsson, Fujitsu, Nokia, Panasonic and Samsung. During this time he's worked on everything from a GPRS stack, device drivers and a power management server to messaging applications and the code that draws the soft keys. It was while working as a Software Architect for Nokia's Multimedia business unit, developing their flagship Nseries products, that Mark developed his interest in the multimedia capabilities of Symbian OS. Mark became an Accredited Symbian Developer and a Forum Nokia Champion in 2007.