Temporal control specifications and mechanisms for multimedia multicast communication services

Hsu Yang Kung, Chung-Ming Huang

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The Internet explosion impels the extensive demands for distributed multimedia presentations (DMPs), which provide multiple users with QoS-controlled multimedia services under multicast communications, such as media distribution and virtual classroom. In this paper, we (i) identify the primary issues for ensuring smooth multiple-stream multimedia presentations in the multicast environment, (ii) propose a formal temporal definition to specify related attributes of a multimedia presentation, and (iii) propose a temporal control mechanism to achieve the temporal synchronization of multicast multimedia presentations. Based on the proposed temporal definition and control mechanism, a multimedia middleware for multicasting multiple streams is developed. The multimedia middleware is named TVMS (The Viusal Multicast Systems), which (i) provides a flexible authoring tool to allow users to author a multiple-stream multimedia presentation in a multicast environment and (ii) achieves smooth multimedia presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking - ICN 2001 - 1st International Conference on Networking, Proceedings
EditorsPascal Lorenz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540423028, 9783540423027
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event1st International Conference on Networking, ICN 2001 - Colmar, France
Duration: 2001 Jul 92001 Jul 13

Publication series

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


Other1st International Conference on Networking, ICN 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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