• Ralf Steinmetz
  • Klara Nahrstedt
Part of the book series (XMEDIAPUBL)


Many functionalities of modern multimedia applications, particularly the timecritical ones, which are available today as products, have usually been written in conventional procedural programming languages (e.g., C). Multimedia-specific functions, such as adjusting the volume while playing back an audio clip, are often still called or controlled via hardware-specific libraries. Also, parts of the application interfaces of operating system expansions for multimedia components still depend on hardware.


Multimedia Application Abstraction Level Multimedia Data Object Management Group Device Driver 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Steinmetz
    • 1
  • Klara Nahrstedt
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität Darmstadt KOMDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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