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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 19. Media Exchange and Voice/Video Compression

This chapter looks at the advanced topic of data, voice, and video exchange and compression. This important topic requires a thorough understanding of the process of preparing compressed voice and video. A raw piece of information, whether voice or video, must be converted to digital form and then compressed to save link bandwidth. This chapter discusses methods of preparing digital voice and video for multimedia networks, including the analysis of information sources, source coding, and limits of data compression. Typical voice and video streaming compression techniques, such as JPEG, MPEG, and MP3, are explained. The major topics of this chapter are

Overview of data compression

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