Multimedia Technology

Course Code: Ν2-7050Α
Weekly Duty: 4 (2Th + 2L)
Typical Semester: 7th
Course Category: Specialty Course

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student:

  • will be familiar with the technologies that support multimedia systems;
  • will be familiar with the concepts and data compression principles and techniques as well as compression standards of multimedia data;
  • will understand the particular problems arising in the development of multimedia applications and how they are faced;
  • will be familiar with synchronization and synthesis techniques of multimedia objects;
  • will be able to handle multimedia data files and to design and develop multimedia applications.

Course Content

Θεωρητικό Μέρος:

  • Characteristics of Multimedia Systems, Autonomous/Networked Multimedia Systems.
  • Data Compression, Entropy Coding (Huffman, Shannon-Fano, Arithmetic Coding), Dictionary Coding (LZW Encoding), Source Coding.
  • Digital Representation of Sound, Audio Compression (MPEG-1, MP3), MIDI, MIDI Files.
  • Characteristics of Digital Images, Formats of Digital Images, Vector Images, Image Compression Techniques, JPEG, JPEG2000, Fractal Compression.
  • Basic Concepts/Characteristics of Video. Color Coding Schemes. Video Compression Schemes. Color Subsampling. MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, MPEG-21.
  • Synchronization and Storage of Multimedia Objects. Multimedia Objects Synthesis Techniques.
  • Design of Multimedia Applications. Methodology and Multimedia Applications Development Tools.
  • Resource Management in Multimedia Systems. Applications of Multimedia (e.g. Audio-Video Conference, Video-on-Demand).
  • Encoding-Decoding and Handling of Multimedia Files in Java (Java Media Framework – JMF). Implementing Distributed Client-Server Applications. Sending and Receiving od Multimedia Content via Streaming (Use of RTP). Development of Multimedia Applications using Authoring Tools.

  1. Δημητριάδης Σ.Ν., Πομπόρτης Α.Σ., Τριανταφύλλου Ε.Γ., «Τεχνολογία Πολυμέσων Θεωρία και Πράξη», 2004, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, ISBN: 960-418-025-8.
  2. Steinmetz R & Nahrstedt K. (2002): Πολυμέσα, Θεωρία και Πράξη, Κωδικοποίηση Μέσων και Επεξεργασία Περιεχομένου (μεταφρασμένο), Εκδόσεις Γκιούρδας.
  3. Ze-Nian Li and Mark S. Drew ,Fundamentals of Multimedia, 2004, Prentice-Hall,ISBN: 0130618721
  4. Handbook of Multimedia Computing, Borko Furht (Editor in Chief), CRC Press, 1999.

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