An investigation into tools and protocols for commercial audio web-site creation

Ndinga, S'busiso Simon. (2000) An investigation into tools and protocols for commercial audio web-site creation. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.




This thesis presents a feasibility study of a Web-based digital music library and purchasing system. It investigates the current status of the enabling technologies for developing such a system. An analysis of various Internet audio codecs, streaming audio protocols, Internet credit card payment security methods, and ways for accessing remote Web databases is presented. The objective of the analysis is to determine the viability and the economic benefits of using these technologies when developing systems that facilitate music distribution over the Internet. A prototype of a distributed digital music library and purchasing system named WAPS (for Webbased Audio Purchasing System) was developed and implemented in the Java programming language. In this thesis both the physical and the logical component elements of WAPS are explored in depth so as to provide an insight into the inherent problems of creating such a system, as well as the overriding benefits derived from the creation of such a system.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital music, Digital libraries.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Computer Science
ID Code:2305
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 10:35
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22
12 full-text download(s) since 01 Dec 2011 10:35
12 full-text download(s) in the past 12 months
More statistics...

Repository Staff Only: item control page