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Common Multimedia File Formats - Exercise

Common multimedia file formats

Objective:Explore several multimedia file formats discussed in this lesson.


You will encounter some if not all the file formats covered in this lesson as you surf the Internet. Experimenting with plug-ins and formats that extend the capabilities of your Web browser will enhance your experience. Pretend you have stumbled upon several sites needing various add-ons. Download what needs to be downloaded below, and enjoy your experience!


In 2018, HTML5 and JavaScript APIs have put the nail in the coffin for Flash and shockwave.


This exercise is not scored. It is an opportunity for you to check your understanding of the material covered in this module.
When you are finished, click the Submit button to receive credit for having completed it.
  1. Install each one of the following multimedia players from its Web site.
  2. After you have installed the player, go to each Web site's gallery and download a movie, a song, a game, and a live event.
  3. Think of whether your Net experience was enhanced by each. How was it specifically? Think of how you might continue to use these multimedia add-ons.
  1. RealPlayer
  2. QuickTime
  3. MP3
  4. Shockwave