Main Page

From MultimediaWiki
Revision as of 18:53, 25 November 2006 by Anpbtt (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

{|cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" width="100%"|width="50%" style="border:1px solid #cef2e0;background-color:#f5fffa;vertical-align:top"|

Video And Audio Codecs

Noia palette.png

Here at the MultimediaWiki we catalog as many technical details as we can about video and audio codecs. This goes for current codecs such as VC-1 as well as classic codecs like Cinepak that still enjoy widespread use. See the following categories for comprehensive lists: Video Codecs, Video FourCCs, Audio Codecs, and Audio FourCCs.

Noia midi.png

|width="50%" style="border:1px solid #cedff2;background-color:#f5faff;vertical-align:top"|

Container, Text, And Networking Formats

Noia text.png

There is more to multimedia technology than just the audio and video codecs. Container formats are responsible for organizing the data on disk and network protocols are in charge of sending the data over the internet. There is a plethora of subtitle formats that display textual information along with video. And do not discount the wide array of game-related formats that helped pioneer the field.

Joystick.png

|-|width="50%" style="border:1px solid #ddcef2;background-color:#faf5ff;vertical-align:top"|

Companies, Programs, And Documentation

Noia tux.png

The MultimediaWiki is also a place where we catalog information about specific multimedia-related companies and programs. Further, we seek to document various multimedia APIs.

Noia question.png

|width="50%" style="border:1px solid #FFA8D3;background-color:#FFECF5;vertical-align:top"|

Research And Reverse Engineering

Noia kdict.png

One goal of the MultimediaWiki is to open up the field of multimedia technology to a wider audience of multimedia hackers. To that end, the Wiki hosts articles on compression theory and facilitates research into software reverse engineering techniques. It also attempts to catalog which multimedia formats have yet to be discovered and documented.

Noia eyes.png

|-|colspan="2" | So far, there are 1,102 pages in the MultimediaWiki. We would appreciate any knowledge you can contribute, for that is what the Wiki concept is all about. Anyone can edit a page but we do require that you create an account first. If you need help deciding what to write about, check the wanted pages for ideas.|}