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Systems War: Windows Media VS MP3 VS Real Media VS Quick Time
Internet's future with Microsoft
tools: web multimedia and the .NET framework
Today Internet is the evolution of both computing and
The World Wide Web became widely known 10 years ago in the US and 5 in
Europe, but it's only since 1997/1998 that Internet become a world wide mean of
In the next years, thanks to the increased average connection speed, Internet
will offer two new large scale innovation: the online multimedia and the
integrated web services for the consumers, represented by the Microsoft .NET
The web multimedia services
The use of the Internet as dynamic multimedia contents diffusion platform,
almost impossible up to 1997 and even today limited mostly to broadband users,
is the consequence of two developments: the greater average connection speed,
and the multimedia compression.
While connection speed depends on the users, multimedia compression is a more
While multimedia compression became widely known thanks to MP3 and Napster, it's
use on the Internet is a novelty, and no de facto standard has been developed
Today, there are three formats of multimedia content transmission (streaming): Apple
Quicktime, Real Audio and Microsoft Windows Media.
Quicktime was the first format that allows to use multimedia contents over the Internet,
and while it has no real streaming, it allows to watch and listen multimedia
contents without downloading them.
Despite this, Quicktime it's an obsolete format, and it's users are migrating to
Real Audio is one of the leading standards, and today it's the most used format.
ICQ VS. MSN Messenger Service
Everything that I should happen to say in this
review/competition is only my personal views and no one has aided me or
influenced me in any way, including Microsoft, or AOL. This is a completely
unbiased review of both programs.
Ok, so, everybody who is at least
1/2 web savvy, knows what ICQ and MSN Messenger Service are, and for everyone else
who is just a web beginner, I will explain and compare, and contrast these two
applications for you. ICQ and MSN Messenger Service (which will be referred
to as MSN from now on, to shorten it up a little bit) are two of the leading conferencing programs. I have to
call them conferencing programs because I have no idea what else to call them, using both
of them, you can use your microphone to chat with your voice, and keyboard, and share
files, but these are just some comparisons, not yet have I said any opposites.
Well, time for the opposites; ICQ is plaqued with crashes (when your computer
or and I have to deduct points for that, because really, who wants their system to crash. MSN is great with
these issues because it rarely crashes at all. With ICQ you can send voice messages. This is a
nice thing to have, incase you don't feel like typing...however with MSN you can
have a live voice chat. This simply means that you can use your microphone, and talk to the
person that you want too, so, the time needed to send the message is decreased, because ICQ
takes the message, converts it into a file, transfers it, and then decodes it into a wav file. I
find that ICQ has a lot more features than MSN does, so for ease of use, I have to give the
upper hand to MSN. Oh, MSN requires a lot less from your computer than ICQ does, plus come
time when you want to delete these programs, all you do is find the directory, and kill it
off, sure you can do that with MSN and ICQ,..