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Literature Review The term media refers to the storage transmission interchange presentation representation and perception of different information types data types such as text graphics voice audio and video The term multimedia is used to denote the property of handling a variety of representation media in an integrated manner The phrase representation media is used because it is believed the most fundamental aspect of multimedia systems is the support for different representation types It is necessary for a multimedia system to support a variety of representation media types It is also important that the various sources of media types are integrated into a single system framework Multimedia is more than multiple media Multimedia adds interactivity to the combination of text graphics images audio and video Creating your own media is more interactive than is using existing content and collaborating with others in the creation of media is still more interactive Multimedia systems use a number of different media to communicate supplementary additional or redundant information Often this may take the form of using multiple sensory channels but it may also take the form of different types of visual input - textual graphical iconic animation and video Multimedia - the combination of text animated graphics video and sound--presents information in a way that is more interesting and easier to grasp than text alone It has been used for education at all levels job training and games and by the entertainment industry It is becoming more readily available as the price of personal computers and their accessories declines Multimedia as a human-computer interface was made possible some half-dozen years ago by the rise of affordable digital technology Previously multimedia effects were produced by computer-controlled analogue devices like videocassette recorders projectors and tape recorders Digital technologys exponential decline in price and increase in capacity has enabled it to overtake analogue technology The Internet is the breeding ground for multimedia ideas and the delivery
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