English | ISBN: 0470010118 | 2006 | 462 pages | PDF | 2.7 MB by Ian S. Burnett, Fernando Pereira, Rik Van de Walle, Rob Koenen
This text is the comprehensive guide to MPEG-21, thetechnology that provides an open framework for multimediaapplications. Whereas previous MPEG standards defined compressiontechniques, MPEG-21 offers methods for the search, access, storageand Rights protection of content. The MPEG-21 Book offers acomplete introduction to standardisation, before proceeding todiscuss the vision behind MPEG-21, what ‘Digital Items’are, how they are adapted and how their contents can be protected.The book provides coverage of the individual parts of the standardto an advanced level, with chapters dedicated to each of the coretechnologies. The authors describe not only the present situation,but also emerging developments and the relation of MPEG-21 to theother MPEG standards, giving essential insights into the future ofMPEG and its impact on multimedia.