Mcast: A multicast multimedia communication software development platform

Chung Ming Huang, Hsu Yang Kung

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Abstract

The Internet explosion is driving the need for distributed multimedia presentations (DMPs), which provide multiple users with QoS-controlled multimedia services such as media distribution and virtual classroom. The provision of DMPs is usually based on the multi-cast communication. However, the jitter phenomenon over the best-effort Internet always disturbs the orchestration of multimedia presentations. Furthermore, the characteristics of multiple media streams combining the multicast delivery complicate the network and system deployment. In this paper, we describe the major considerations and techniques of designing multiple-stream multimedia presentations in a multicast communication environment. Based on the proposed control schemes, we develop a communication engine named Mcast. Mcast (i) provides the flexible authoring tool to allow users to author a multiple-stream multi-media presentation in a multicast environment and (ii) achieves smooth multimedia presentations with the well-designed temporal control mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Distributed Multimedia Systems and TelecommunicationServices - 7th International Workshop, IDMS 2000, Proceedings
EditorsHans Scholten, Marten J. van Sinderen , Marten J. van Sinderen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages53-64
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540411305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Event7th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services, IDMS 2000 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 2000 Oct 172000 Oct 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1905
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services, IDMS 2000
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period00-10-1700-10-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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