You are previewing A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression.
O'Reilly logo
A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression

Book Description

Learn all about Codecs--how they work, as well as design and implementation with this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to compression. After reading this book, you will be able to prepare and distribute professional audio and video on any platform including streamed to the web, broadcast on-air, stored in PVRs, Burned onto CD-ROMs or DVDs, delivered by broadband, or viewed in Kiosk applications, PDA devices, and mobile phones.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Dedication
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1. Introduction to Video Compression
  10. Chapter 2. Why Video Compression Is Needed
  11. Chapter 3. What Are We Trying to Compress?
  12. Chapter 4. Film
  13. Chapter 5. Video
  14. Chapter 6. Digital Image Formats
  15. Chapter 7. Matters Concerning Audio
  16. Chapter 8. Choosing the Right Codec
  17. Chapter 9. How Encoders Work
  18. Chapter 10. The MPEG-1 Codec
  19. Chapter 11. The MPEG-2 Codec
  20. Chapter 12. The MPEG-4 Part 2 Codec
  21. Chapter 13. The H.264 Codec
  22. Chapter 14. Encoded Output Delivered as a Bit Stream
  23. Chapter 15. Live Encoding
  24. Chapter 16. Files and Storage Formats
  25. Chapter 17. Tape Formats
  26. Chapter 18. Commercial Issues, Digital Rights Management, and Licensing
  27. Chapter 19. Network Delivery Mechanisms
  28. Chapter 20. Streaming
  29. Chapter 21. Players and Platforms
  30. Chapter 22. Windows Media
  31. Chapter 23. QuickTime
  32. Chapter 24. Real Networks
  33. Chapter 25. Other Player Alternatives
  34. Chapter 26. Putting Video on the Web
  35. Chapter 27. Digital Television
  36. Chapter 28. Digital Video on the Move
  37. Chapter 29. Building Your Encoding Hardware
  38. Chapter 30. Setting Up Your Encoding Software
  39. Chapter 31. Preparing to Encode Your Video
  40. Chapter 32. Ingesting Your Source Content
  41. Chapter 33. Temporal Preprocessing
  42. Chapter 34. Spatial Preprocessing
  43. Chapter 35. Color Correction
  44. Chapter 36. Cutting Out the Noise
  45. Chapter 37. Preparing the Audio for Encoding
  46. Chapter 38. Encoding—Go for It!
  47. Chapter 39. Where Shall We Go Next?
  48. Appendix A Problem Solver
  49. Appendix B Hardware Suppliers
  50. Appendix C Software Suppliers
  51. Appendix D Film Stock Sizes
  52. Appendix E Video Raster Sizes
  53. Appendix F MPEG-2 Profiles and Levels
  54. Appendix G MPEG-4 Profiles and Levels
  55. Appendix H ISMA Profiles
  56. Appendix I File Types
  57. Appendix J Source-Video Formats
  58. Appendix K Source-Audio Formats
  59. Appendix L Formats Versus Players
  60. Appendix M Connectors
  61. Appendix N Important Standards and Professional Associations
  62. Glossary
  63. Bibliography
  64. Webliography
  65. Index