Multimedia is a computer application that employs more than one medium to convey information. Examples of multimedia include:
- text with graphics
- text with photos
- text with sound
- text with animation
- text with video
- graphics with sound
- photos with sound
- animation with sound
- video with sound
As indicated in Table 3, some multimedia combinations require very large amounts of disc storage space.
To date, most multimedia applications have been text-based with multimedia features added. Many multimedia applications, however, make heavy use of memory-intensive features such as video and sound. Although the CD-ROM is not a requirement for multimedia on the personal computer, its impressive storage capacity makes it a logical choice for delivering multimedia documentation.
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