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Oracle® interMedia Java Classes Reference
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This guide describes how to use Oracle interMedia Java Classes ("interMedia Java Classes").


This guide is for developers or database administrators who are interested in storing, retrieving, and manipulating media data in Oracle Database, including developers of multimedia specialization applications. Users of this guide should have experience with SQL, PL/SQL, Java, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), and interMedia.

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This guide contains the following chapters and an appendix:

Chapter 1, " Introduction to Oracle interMedia Java Classes "

Contains a general introduction to Oracle interMedia Java Classes.

Chapter 2, " OrdAudio "

Contains reference information on the OrdAudio class.

Chapter 3, " OrdDoc "

Contains reference information on the OrdDoc class.

Chapter 4, " OrdImage"

Contains reference information on the OrdImage class.

Chapter 5, " OrdImageSignature "

Contains reference information on the OrdImageSignature class.

Chapter 6, " OrdMediaUtil "

Contains reference information on the OrdMediaUtil class.

Chapter 7, " OrdVideo "

Contains reference information on the OrdVideo class.

Chapter 8, " JAI Input and Output Stream "

Contains reference information on input and output stream objects designed to work with Java Advanced Imaging.

Chapter 9, " Java Classes for Servlets and JSP "

Contains reference information on Java classes for servlets and JavaServer Pages.

Appendix A, " Deprecated Methods"

Contains information on methods that have been deprecated.

Related Documentation

This guide is not intended as a standalone document. It is a supplement to Oracle interMedia User's Guide and Oracle interMedia Reference. You need all three guides to successfully perform operations on interMedia objects using the Java interface.

For more information on using interMedia in a development environment, see the following documents in the Oracle documentation set:

For more information on using JDBC, see Oracle Database JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference.

For reference information on both Oracle interMedia Java Classes and Oracle interMedia Java Classes for Servlets and JSP in Javadoc format, see the Oracle API documentation (also known as Javadoc). The API documentation is available on the Oracle Database 10g Documentation Library CD-ROM and also from the documentation section of the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site at

For more information on Java, see the API documentation provided by Sun Microsystems at

For more information on the Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) API, see the following Web site (which is maintained by Sun Microsystems)

For information added after the release of this guide, refer to the online README.txt file in your Oracle home directory. Depending on your operating system, this file may be in the following location:


See your operating system-specific installation guide for more information.

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In examples, an implied carriage return occurs at the end of each line, unless otherwise noted. You must press the Return key at the end of a line of input.

The java.lang.String object is sometimes abbreviated as String.

Although Boolean is a proper noun, it is presented as boolean in this guide when its use in Java code requires case-sensitivity.

The following conventions are also used in this guide:

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