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DVD Technology
 Digital Versatile Disc Copy Control Association,
  "DVD Copy Control Association has assumed the responsibility of Licensor of CSS (Content Scrambling System) technology. For the immediate future, licensing will continue to be on the basis of the interim CSS license. DVD CCA supercedes the Interim Licensing Organization in providing this service to Content Providers, Information Technology companies and Consumer Electronics companies worldwide."
 MIDI Tools and Resources (Harmony Central)
  A place for discussion, documentation, software, schematics and other resources about MIDI
 The MidiWeb(tm) (Raymond Zwarts)
   The MidiWebTM contains a large resource of information on MIDI related subjects. You will also find many interesting DIY Projects and some demo-, share- and freeware programs.
 Standard MIDI Files on the Net - Recent Submissions (Charles I. Kelly)
  A well-maintained list of sites with MIDI files - over 40,000 links
 What is MIDI (MIDI Manufacturers Association Incorporated)
  The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) enables people to use multimedia computers and electronic musical instruments to create, enjoy and learn about music. There are actually three components to MIDI, which are the communications Protocol (language), the Connector (hardware interface) and a distribution format called Standard MIDI Files.
 The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
  The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is a working group of ISO/IEC in charge of the development of international standards for compression, decompression, processing, and coded representation of moving pictures, audio and their combination. It has developed MPEG-1, MPEG-2,and MPEG-4 and is working on the standards for MPEG-7 (due mid-2001)
 MPEG Glossary
 MPEG Plaza - The Source For MPEG (Visible Light)
  Information about MPEG standards, products and companies
 MPEG Pointers and Resources (MPEG . ORG )
  MPEG (pronounced M-peg), which stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, is the name of familly of standards used for coding audio-visual information (e.g., movies, video, music) in a digital compressed format. The major advantage of MPEG compared to other video and audio coding formats is that MPEG files are much smaller for the same quality. This is because MPEG uses very sophisticated compression techniques.
 MPEG Resources (ITU)
  3DSite has possibly the largest dedicated 3D links database on the World Wide Web
 Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF)
  The Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF) is a cross-industry alliance of companies representing the broadcast and cable networks, television transports, consumer electronics, and PC industries. This alliance of companies has defined protocols for Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)-based enhanced television, which allow content creators to deliver enhanced programming over all forms of transport (analog, digital, cable, and satellite) to any intelligent receivers.
 All about Multimedia (
  Whatever multimedia you are trying to handle - streaming audio, videa, RealAudio, etc - this site seeks to offer solutions and guidance
 Audio Resources (ITU)
 AV Video Multimedia Producer: Industry Guide (Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc)
 Berkeley Multimedia Research Center
  Information and web sites about BMRC Research including the Berkeley Internet Broadcasting System, the Video on Demand System, and Research Papers.
 Compinfo Directory: Computer Graphics
 Compinfo Directory: Virtual Reality, VRML
 Compression FAQ
 DAVIC (Digital Audio Visual Council)
  DAVIC was created in August 1994 with an expected duration of 5 years. Its task was to create complete sets of specifications using emerging digital audio-visual technologies. Typical services that could be the basis of such audio-visual specifications were defined, ranging from services-on-demand to enhanced broadcasting. Complete systems have been designed that enable these services. The DAVIC specification has been accepted by ISO/IEC JTC 1 as an International Standard ISO/IEC 16500, and DAVIC's work is now completed
 The Digital Video Buyer's Guide (Miller Freeman)
 DVLive: Digital Video Resources Online
 Harmony Central(r) (The Internet Resource for Musicians! )
 Hot Music Links (Alfred Publshing)
 Index to Multimedia Information Sources
  Some of these links provide worthwhile information, although the site is not being updated
 Interactive Digital Media Association
  The DVD Association (DVDA) & Interactive Digital Media Association (IDMA) represent the largest and most influential group of Interactive Digital Media developers, with access to most of the important corporations worldwide. The members are all involved in some way with the creation of Interactive Digital Media titles.
 Introduction to Multimedia (Sue.Cunnigham, University of Manchester, UK)
  "Multimedia is very hard to define, but it does involve a combination of existing technologies. For this reason we will first look at the components that make up a multimedia application, text, graphics etc., what formats are used, what you should consider when buying hardware, and then at some multimedia applications. "
 JPEG image compression: Frequently Asked Questions
 The Little QuickTime Page - Links
 Macromedia Users journal - Hot Links (Pinnacle Publishing Inc.)
 The MECCANO Internet Multimedia Conferencing Architecture (University College, London)
  The objective of the project is to provide all the technology components, other than the data network itself, to support collaborative research and technical development through the deployment of enhanced tools for multimedia collaboration in Europe. The project will improve and deploy the existing conferencing toolsets with a particular application aim of distance education and of conferencing. This project follows the MICE and MERCI projects
 Media Lab at MIT
  This focuses on Digital Life, News in the Future, and Things That Think
 Multichannel News: Industry Associations
 Multimedia (Open Directory)
 Multimedia (Galaxy)
 Multimedia - Resources (ITU)
 Multimedia and Instructional Design Links (Allen Communications)
  Multimedia training sites, instructional design sites, mutlimedia authoring tip sites, training magazine sites, and links to just about every facet of computer-based training.
 Multimedia Communications Laboratory (Boston University)
  "The Multimedia Communications Laboratory (MCL) at Boston University is investigating issues surrounding the construction of general-purpose distributed multimedia information systems (DMISs). Our research emphasis in this field is the study of time-dependent and continuous media data and their support by storage and communication as typified by on-demand video applications."
 The Multimedia Conferencing Applications Archive (The JNT Association.)
 Multimedia resources (ZDNet's Devhead)
 Multimedia, Film and Broadcasting Resources on the Internet (Northwestern University Library)
  These pages contain links to information on stand alone and web based multimedia authoring tools and resources. There are also links to traditional media broadcast, cable, satellite and film resources available on the internet.
 Silicon Graphics - the Entertainment Industry
  "Whether you are a broadcast engineer, a graphics artist, an animator, an effects designer, or a software developer, you need tools that allow you to visualize your thoughts and express your creativity in an intuitive fashion, without technology getting in the way."
 Space Exploration - Multimedia Resources (Palo/Haklar )
  Resources covering space exploration, star images, etc.
 Terms and definitions - Computer Entertainment (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: 3DO, electronic book, MOO, MUCK, MUD, MUSH
Multimedia Authoring
 Multimedia Authoring Web (Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI))
  "AUTHORING" here refers to "programming by non-programmers." This site is a resource collection of pointers to web sites for those that develop or "author" multimedia.
 Terms and definitions - Hypermedia (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: authoring tool, HyperCard, hyperlink, hypermedia, hypertext, image map
Streaming Media
 Streaming Media industry directory (Streaming Media Interactive)
 Streaming Media Industry Directory (First Conferences Inc.)
TV and Radio Broadcast
 Broadcast Net - The Broadcast Industry's Home Page
 BRS Media... Programming On Air & Online!
  Links to webcasting and broadcasting resources


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25 October, 2000
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