Multimedia designers use more than one media type in creating content. One of the primary goals of the multimedia system is to make the user experience exciting and unforgettable. This is why there are such things as an interactive website and a 360-degree video. Here are the five most popular media categories; the ones mostly used by designers and artists.
This is the simplest type of media. In a website, text can be the main source of information, or it can be used to provide information for other media content (like images and videos, for example).
A multimedia system uses a lot of photos or images. Sometimes, they accompany text. Other times, they appear as the main component of an article, with only very minimal text accompanying them. In a website, images are used in a variety of ways, such as the user profile. These photos are formatted in JPEG (the common one) or PNG.
Like images, audio files are favorite components in practically all types of content. They are often used for videos or as reinforcement for text content. There are audio files that are sometimes rendered in video form, like the ones you find on YouTube. Pure audio files, however, are in MP3, MIDI, Wave, RealAudio, or WMA formats.
- Video Files
Video content attracts a lot of visitors/viewers. People like to see what you are talking about, so many multimedia designers often take advantage of this by incorporating a video or two in a website or page. If you do not want to post actual videos on the content page, you can attach a link that will bring visitors to a video streaming page or site. The most popular video formats are AVI, MPEG, Flash, QuickTime, and WMV.
Animated content also attracts a lot of viewers, no matter what type or length it is. Some animated features are interactive, which create a lot of excitement for a lot of people. Most animated multimedia content is done using Adobe Flash. Animated content is an effective come-on if you want to draw and engage visitors to the website.