Whether you’re an amateur hobbyist, work for a company who want an online video presence, or are a software developer, a thorough understanding of the issues involved can make a hell of a difference to your life.
Mastering Internet Video
Which is where a best-selling book on Amazon entitled Mastering Internet Video: A Guide to Streaming and On-Demand Video, comes in to play. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and provides readers with a basic guide to the intricacies involved in Internet video.
The book takes you through the processes required to get video on to the Web. Starting with preparing and capturing, through to editing and compressing, and finally to uploading and delivering your content on to the Web.
Clear and Concise Advice
Every issue involved in the process is spelt out in a clear and concise manner, with the author, Damien Stolarz, offering both conceptual and practical information for people on every level of experience.
The key issues of compression, formats, standards, servers, software, hardware, networking, multi-casting, digital rights management, and video editing are all covered in a coherent manner, with easy to understand language being used at every turn.
A Range Of Topics
There are also step-by-step solutions for each of today’s most common Internet video usage scenarios, and the range of topics covered in depth in this 504 page book include:
- Comprehensive conceptual coverage of capturing, preparing, and deploying video on the Internet
- A practical guide to video compression—including expert help with performance and quality tradeoffs
- Objective information for evaluating streaming servers, software, and hardware—including solutions from Microsoft, Real, Apple, Macromedia, and others
- How networks and the Internet handle video data—including the challenges of real-time data delivery
If you are looking for an easy way to get to grips with the terminology and technology involved in Internet video, this book, which currently retails for just $31.49, is a great introduction to the business.
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