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Overview of Multimedia Operating Systems

Overview of Multimedia Operating Systems

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Title: Overview of Multimedia Operating Systems
Author: Ali, Awad El.Rahman Mohamed El.Sadig
Abstract: The operating system is the most important program in the computer that manages its resources. Nowadays multimedia (video, sound, text, etc…) becomes very popular and has many useful applications, but it has certain characteristics that must be accounted for when dealing with it. What makes the operating system able to handle multimedia? This survey outlines the main features that the operating system must have when handling multimedia: process scheduling, file system and disk scheduling, to answer this question. A simulation of a multimedia operating system that reflects some of its important functions is designed and implemented. An application program that plays video and audio files with displaying segments of a text file as subtitles written, the program plays all in synchronization with each other. Also the program let the user to switch between two predetermined video files, to be as a kernel for multimedia editing system. Program is written in Java because it is a multithreaded-language that can perform many tasks at the same time, also it has a good support for multimedia.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18518
Date: 2005-07


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