We propose a novel object-oriented design approach for developing a platform-neutral IP/TV presentation system for playing live TV-like MPEG video streams on the Internet multicast by RTP-compliant servers. Unlike proprietary viewers, such as Cisco's IP/TV viewers, which run only on Windows platforms, our system runs on any Java Virtual Machine environments. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our design approach via actual experimentations. We also propose a Java-based relay agent architecture for relaying RTP streams across multicast-enabled routers. We show that our system is particularly suitable to run as relay agents in this architecture to tackle the cross-platform issue and to accommodate various audio or video media sources efficiently. By adhering to the Internet and multimedia standards, our system is generically applicable to various media streaming systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science Applications
- Information Systems and Management
- Artificial Intelligence