Multimedia Extensions


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Multimedia Extensions

(1) See MMX and SSE.

(2) A multimedia enhancement to Windows 3.1 from Microsoft. It added support for audio, video, animations, MIDI, RIFF file format, MCI interface and joystick. See MCI and RIFF.
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You need to learn about such things as the advantages of 32-bit operating systems, multimedia extensions, coupled vs.
To meet consumer demand, our next generation of microprocessors will provide MMX (multimedia extensions) technology (see figure 1), which can double the performance of multimedia applications and give all applications a 15 % performance boost.
To the extent that the MMX provides high-performance multimedia support at the processor level, Intel undermines the importance of the operating system -- specifically Microsoft's own DirectX multimedia extensions to Windows.
"And Intel is working on multimedia extensions to do what Microsoft is trying to do.
The recommended system requirements are an IBM/AT, 386 or 100 percent compatible with 4 MB RAM and 2 MB available on the hard drive, MS DOS 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows 3.0 or later with Multimedia Extensions, Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions 2.2 or later, a CD-ROM drive, VGA display and a mouse.
One program is included with all kits: Multimedia Extensions for Windows 3.0 or Windows 3.1, which has the extensions built in.
The chip will also include Motorola's Altivec multimedia extensions, and boats a 4Gb address space.
These multimedia extensions are designed to make mainstream PCs richer multimedia and communications platforms by adding 57 instructions to a new Pentium P55C CPU.
The online hypermedia proceedings contains various multimedia extensions to the proceedings such as voice-synthesized abstracts and selected video presentations.

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