Course Detail:


Basic Multimedia Theory

3 Credit Hour Course

Intended For Level 4 Term 1 Students


Multimedia systems - introduction; Coding and compression standards; Architecture issues in multimedia; Operating systems issues in multimedia - real-time OS issues, synchronization, interrupt handling; Database issues in multimedia - indexing and storing multimedia data, disk placement, disk scheduling, searching for a multimedia document; Networking issues in multimedia - Quality-of-service guarantees, resource reservation, traffic specification, shaping, and monitoring, admission control; Multicasting issues; Session directories; Protocols for controlling sessions; Security issues in multimedia – digital water-marking, partial encryption schemes for video streams; Multimedia applications - audio and video conferencing, video on demand, voice over IP.