"This long overdue book provides the firm technical grounding that everyone in our industry should have." -Rob Glaser, Founder and CEO, RealNetworks * Create, encode, and serve professional-quality streaming media * Master Real Video and Audio, Windows Media, and Apple QuickTime * Optimize your streaming media architecture for blazing performance If the streaming media pros can do it, you can do it too . . . Streaming media can provide compelling live and on-demand content for Web sites of all types and sizes. This definitive guide tells you everything you need to know to produce professional-quality streaming media for the Internet, from an overview of the available systems and tools to high-end techniques for top-quality results. Guest tutorials from industry experts provide real-world perspective, while detailed case studies show you how it all comes together. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of streaming media * Learn what streaming media tools are available for consumers and business users * Assemble the best system hardware for your streaming media needs * Capture, create, and encode source media files of all kinds * Master advanced performance optimization techniques * Get detailed instructions for setting up live broadcasts * Go beyond audio and video to stream animations, text, images, and other data types * Find out what's involved in setting up a streaming server * Insert advertising to turn your streams into revenue-generators Software on CD-ROM * Demo versions of Video Factory(TM), Batch Converter(TM), and Sound Forge(r) XP Studio * Trial version of Peak VST * BBEdit and BBEdit Lite * UltraEdit-32 * Sample media filesMack, Steve is the author of 'Streaming Media Bible', published 2002 under ISBN 9780764536502 and ISBN 0764536508.