Multimedia Computing

Course Title: Multimedia Computing
Full Marks: 45 + 30
Course No: C.Sc. 625
Pass Marks: 22.5+15
Nature of the Course: Theory + Lab
Credit Hrs: 3

Course Objectives:

The main objective of this course cover three main objectives on multimedia technology these are devices, systems and applications

Unit 1: Introduction 4 Hrs

Global structure of Multimedia, Medium, Multimedia system and properties

Unit 2: Sound / Audio System 5 Hrs

Concepts of sound system, Music and speech, Speech Generation, Speech Analysis, Speech Transmission

Unit 3: Images and Graphics 5 Hrs

Digital Image Representation, Image and graphics Format, Image Synthesis, analysis and Transmission

Unit 4: Video and Animation 5 Hrs

Video signal representation, Computer Video Format, Computer‐ Based animation, Animation Language, Methods of controlling Animation ,Display of Animation, Transmission of Animation

Unit 5: Data Compression 6 Hrs

Coding Requirements, Source, Entropy and Hybrid Coding, Lossy Sequential DCT‐ based Mode, Expanded Lossy DCT‐based Mode, Hierarchical mode, Video and Audio Encoding, Audio and still Image Encoding

Unit 6: Communication Systems in Multimedia 6 Hrs

Application and Transport subsystem, Quality of service and resource management, Trends in collaborative Computing, Trends in Transport Systems

Unit 7: User Interfaces 4 Hrs

Basic Design Issues, video and Audio at the User Interface, User‐ friendliness as the Primary Goal

Unit 8: Abstractions for programming 5 Hrs

Abstractions Levels, Libraries, System Software, Toolkits, Higher Programming Languages, Object –oriented approaches

Unit 9: Multimedia Computing Applications 5 Hrs

Media composition, integration, communication, entertainment


  1. Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications, Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt, Pearson Education Asia
  2. Multimedia Communications, Applications, Networks, Protocols and Standards, Fred Halsall, Pearson Education Asia
  3. Multimedia Systems, John F. Koegel Buford, Pearson Education Asia