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Windows 7: Multimedia Theory Wanted: references, theory of operation, etc.

21 Aug 2013   #1

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Multimedia Theory Wanted: references, theory of operation, etc.

I'm looking for resources that covers theory and practice behind how audio, video, and general multimedia are handled and processed within Windows 7, including major apps like VLC, Zoom Player, Media Monkey, etc. Anything is welcomed: links, books, whatever. I know a few details but I'm trying to find things that will help me to tie it all together. Thanks.

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21 Aug 2013   #2

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What are you wanting to do with this information? Is it academic, or is there something specific you are wanting to do that you think this will help you do?
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21 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Profesional64bit

I have my home computer hooked up to a 5.1 home theater system. I'm interested in learning in a little bit more formal way how the signal comes from a source such as the Zoomplayer, running on an Intel motherboard (DP55KG + i5), is processed by the onboard Realtek ALC889 HD Audio Manager, and sent out via HDMI to my LG LHB-535 home theater system.
In particular, there are often seemingly arbitrary choices about whether to output a stereo stream and have it decoded by the LG, or output a 5.1 stream and bypass decoding in the LG.
If I had a little bit more theory I think I could make better choices. So, something like an excellent Dummies-type book would probably work very well.
Right now I view the whole system as more or less a black box. I'd like to be able to understand the signal flow from source through the intermediate steps to the speakers.
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