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What is Multimedia?

Multimedia is media and content that uses a combination of many different formats. It can be comprised of almost anything you can hear or see such as pictures, text, music, sound, videos, records, films and animations.

You can often find these multimedia elements on the internet as they are embedded in web pages and now modern web browsers have support for a number of multimedia formats which makes visiting websites so much more than just reading information.

Multimedia Formats

Media files are used to store the multimedia elements such as sounds or videos.

When looking to fine out the type of media an easy  and common way to do this is to look at the file extension. When the browser you are using looks at the file extensions .htm or .html, it will understand that the file is an HTML page. The .xml extension indicates an XML file, and the .css extension indicates a style sheet. Also picture formats are recognized by the browser due to the extensions like .gif and .jpg.

Multimedia elements also have their own file formats with different extensions like .swf, .wmv, .mp3, and .mp4.

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