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About the Author

He is B. Sc. (Physics), B. Tech. & M. Tech. (Optics and Optoelectronics) from University of Calcutta and PhD (Engg.) from Jadavpur University, is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. In addition, he is serving as the Dean (R & D) of the institute from November 2013. He is the recipient of the University Gold Medal from the University of Calcutta for his Masters. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Information Technology of UIT, BU from 2005-2011. He was a Lecturer in Information Technology of Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani during 2001-2005. He is a co-author of 2 books and 4 edited books and about 126 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has got a patent in intelligent techniques to his credit. Dr. Bhattacharyya is a member/fellow of different professional bodies including IEEE and ACM.

He is M. Stat, M. Tech (Computer Science) from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, and Ph. D (Engg.) from presently Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer and System Sciences, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India for more than eight years. He has about 180 papers in Journal and Conference proceedings, six books and three edited books to his credit. In addition, he has got a patent in intelligent techniques to his credit. He has the experience of successfully handling various projects funded by the Government of India. Moreover, he has supervised three scholars who have earned their Ph. D. Dr. Dutta is a member/fellow of different professional bodies including IEEE and ACM.

About the Book

Multimedia Programming: A Practical Approach is a maiden treatise on the core concepts of multimedia programming standards and practices catering to the different branches of Engineering disciplines of Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electrical Engineering of various Indian and Foreign Universities.
The book deals with an in-depth analysis of the facets of hands on of multimedia programming essentials with reference to the different multimedia file standards in existence. Each chapter of the book starts with a brief introduction of the topic and ends with review questions and programming exercises. The fundamental concepts of multimedia programming with Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) essentials are explained with suitable illustrations and real life examples.
The book describes the core concepts of multimedia basics, multimedia file standards with reference to discrete and continuous media, multimedia devices and future of multimedia in the form of VRML with illustrative programming examples. The distinctive feature of this book is the assay of real-time programming examples in Win 32 API programming platform.

Key Features

• In-depth analysis of multimedia standards including discrete and continuous media, devices and VRML environment in a lucid language.
• Includes numerous programming examples each detailed with analysis in respective chapters.
• 64 illustrations, 16 programming examples, 77 review questions, 31 programming problems

Table of Content

Part-I: Overview of Multimedia • Introduction • Multimedia Programming Concepts • Multimedia Data Types • Color Spaces, Part-II: Image File Formats • Windows Bitmaps (BMP) File Format • GIF File Format • Tagged Image File Format • Windows Meta Files (WMF) File Format • JPEG File Format, Part-III: Audio File Formats • MIDI File Format • Wave File Format • MP3 File Format • Mixer, Part-IV: Video File Formats • AVI File Format • MPEG, Part-V: Multimedia Devices • Scanner • Camera • Sound Card • Compact Disk, Part-VI: Future of Multimedia • Virtual Reality Techniques