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Multimedia Storage and Retrieval. An algorithmic approach.

Multimedia Storage and Retrieval. An algorithmic approach. Jan Korst amd Verus Pronk. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. 2005. 263 pages. $99.95. ISBN 0-470-09103-7.

The success of multimedia information systems to adequately meet the needs of accessing and presenting audio/video information from a large multimedia server depends heavily on the proper use of storage and retrieval algorithms suitable for this task. This book describes various algorithms from simple to sophisticated: from single user to multiple users, from constant-bit-rate to variable-bit-rate streams, and from single disk to multiple disks. The compact volume emphasizes storage and retrieval of video data using magnetic disk systems and its elementary, mathematical approach concentrates on the fundamental algorithms.

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Date:Jun 1, 2005
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