Multimedia is a plural word:
Every medium has a spatial dimension and a dimension in time:
Spatial: 2 (paper) or 3 (holography)
Time: mediums can change in time (films, music) or be constant (pictures) /time-
Media=things used for communication
In general it involves:
Written press (newspaper)
Videos, CD, DVD
Services of the Internet
It’s very important in interactive multimedia that
elements have to be connected by coherency in
meaning, and users have to be able to navigate
in menus by them.
This non-linear system of connections is called
hypertext or hypermedia.
Multimedia is the use of computers to present
text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in an
integrated way. Multimedia applications were,
until the mid-90s, uncommon due to the
expensive hardware required. With increases in
performance and decreases in price, however,
multimedia is now commonplace.
editing digital elements
presenting the result in analogue or digital form
Multimedia is used by:
Nowadays multimedia is an efficient appliance
to get information. Multimedia applications,
encyclopaedias are more and more widespread.
By spread of networks Internet web servers
provide access to images and sound as well as
Multimedia can develop lexical knowledge too
by demonstration. For example:
we can listen to the works of musicians, not just
read about them,
Historical events can be watched on films
Computer is the most important device of
Computer provides interactivity: by connections
built in by programmers users can browse in
Information is provided by pictures, sound and
Manufacturers’ products are very different, and
at first there was no standardization, that caused
a decline in development.
First agreement: MPC1 (Multimedia Personal
Computer) in 1990 – minimal requirements of
Computers fulfilling these requirements can get
the MPC logo.
Later: MPC2, MPC3
Video players, editors