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IPT: Hardware Requirements

posted Apr 1, 2009, 2:20 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Apr 1, 2009, 4:52 PM by Unknown user ]
Though it's called "hardware requirements" in the textbook, this part of the multimedia topic is fundamentally about the technical nature of multimedia and the reasons for the particular hardware requirements that each multimedia type has.

Just to remind you of what you'll be doing this lesson, in a classwork post you are to complete the following:
  1. Skim over pp271-276 and summarise the points that we talked through (namely pixels, resolution, bit depth, palette and frame buffer).
  2. Read over pp276-277 and write a similar summary for audio.
  3. Update the "infobox" on pp277-278 by researching and writing descriptions for the Ogg Vorbis (*.OGG) and MPEG-4 Part 14 (*.M4A) file formats.
  4. Read over p279 and then answer questions 4-8 on p280.
  5. If you complete all this (or want to do it later), then please use your time in-class to tidy up some loose ends on work set previously (e.g. your exam review, the work assigned to you in the senior science portfolio).
P.S. Good luck trying to work out what the image for today's news post is!
Edit: yay for typos.