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Media Technology II

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students will acquire detailed knowledge in the fields of media compression, media annotation and media adaptation as well as of the predominant standards in this area and will be able to apply their knowledge profitably.
Furthermore, they will acquire knowledge of and experience with the application of media servers, streaming audio visual data via the Internet and, in particular, digital television.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In this advanced course, carrying on from Media Technology I, further media technology topics will be addressed. These will focus on the following: multimedia standards (coding, compression and meta data), adaptation and annotation of media, streaming audio-visual data, biometric processes, multimedia forensics, geo-visualization, media servers, digital television (MHB, HbbTV, Internet TV, DLNA).
In the exercise component of the course the theoretical content acquired in the lecture component will be illustrated using practical examples and implemented within the context of a small project to be completed in a team.

recommended or required reading

- R. Steinmetz, K. Nahrstedt: Multimedia: Computing, Communication & Applications, Pearson Education, 2001;
- D. Sitaram, A. Dan: Multimedia Servers. Applications, Environments, and Design, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2000;

assessment methods and criteria

final examination, project work

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number of ECTS credits allocated


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. PD Klaus Schöffmann

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable