Synchronization for interactive multimedia presentations

Chung Ming Huang, Chian Wang

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When multimedia presentations allow users to make online adjustments such as reverse, skip, freeze-restart, and scale, maintaining temporal synchrony among several media streams becomes a complex modeling problem. Our approach uses dynamic extended finite-state machines for the task - an "actor" DEFSM for each medium and a "synchronizer" DEFSM to orchestrate them. This model achieves clear state-transition control flow and allows concise, precise specifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-61
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Multimedia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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