MM_defn.220.06 - ECE 220 Multimedia Signal Processing...

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ECE 220 Multimedia Signal Processing August 24, 2006 Fall 2006 The Many Definitions of Multimedia Multimedia is a term that all of us use, but we are rarely put on the spot to define it. What exactly IS multimedia? Important features of a multimedia definition for this course include the human (the receiver), the terms digital and transmission (or communication ), and the sources of speech , audio , images , and video . Let’s first consider some definitions that others have constructed, and then define our own meaning for this course. A literal definition Using, involving, or encompassing several media. — Merriam-Webster Online dictionary ( www.m-w.com ) Definitions of multimedia as a system or technology Computer-delivered electronic system that allows the user to control, combine, and manipulate different types of media, such as text, sound, video, computer graphics, and animation. The Encyclopedia Britannica
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