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Chapter 12. Multimedia

Chapter 12. Multimedia

One of the things that has made the Web so popular is the fact that you can add graphics, sound, animations, and movies to your Web pages. While in the past, the prohibitive size of such files limited their effectiveness, newer technologies—including streaming audio and video, Flash, and Shockwave—make pages with dynamic multimedia effects much more accessible to those of us who don't have the latest, fastest Pentiums and G4s.

Multimedia files, however, continue to be very large, and as technology improves, they seem to get bigger still. Ten seconds of medium quality sound take up more than 200K, which will take your average visitor about a minute to download. A ten second file of a movie displayed in a tiny 2″ × 3″ window would be considerably larger.


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