The presentation of multimedia is either on stage, is either projected or is transmitted. It can also be played locally on a media player (Bean, 2003). Through the means of either analogue or digital electronic media technology, multimedia can be presented in a wide variety of forms. At the same time, there are various multimedia games and stimulators as well. The main application of multimedia is in the field of advertising, art, medicine, business, education, research, games and scientific research. Creative industries, including journalism, may use these services to enhance their limited potentials. (Barron & Orwig, 1997)
Through the means of multimedia, text, pictures, videos and sound are converged into a single format and the power of the multimedia as well as the internet is decided in accordance to its linking. Multimedia requires a relatively new style of writing, which is also known as 'on-line world' style of writing. In order to attract users to your site, you can make use of the services of multimedia. In order to get a mental order of information structure, viewers can view only one page at a time. (Nielsen, 1995)
Online multimedia is a means of presenting text, videos, documents, animations and graphics through the means of a personal computer. ...
The only perquisite is a suitable hardware device through which you can view multimedia devices with ease. All you need is a CPU and a video adapter. (Fenrich, 2005)
It is interesting to note that while multimedia devices can be viewed through the means of a suitable software, if you wish to view it online, you would be required to install a valid internet connection. Through the means of the World Wide Web, you can easily get to view a multimedia device. Hence, the need for a suitable online source is considered a must if you wish to view your multimedia program online. (Fenrich, 2005)
CD Multimedia Systems
As we have already discussed online multimedia systems, let us now throw some light on the traditional CD multimedia systems. While online multimedia systems can be viewed through the means of a valid internet connection, CD multimedia systems can be viewed only through the means of a CD (Botto, 1992). Hence, if in case you wish to have a closer look at your multimedia programs, you would be required to first fetch a multimedia CD from the market and then install it in your computer system. It is only when you run your system, would the program be live and kicking.
The only significance of a CD multimedia system is the fact that you can carry it anywhere. If in case you happen to be traveling and the place where you are heading to does not have an internet connectivity, you have the advantage of using your multimedia related devices with ease. So, when we talk of portability, there is no match for a multimedia device, which is stored in a traditional CD system. (Duyshart, 1997)
The Advantages A CD Storage Device Over A Standard Online