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Digital video on personal systems: implementation and performance
Author(s): Limin Hu
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility and performance issues of various types of digital video on personal systems are investigated. We distinguish digital video systems according to compression/decompression hardware, media storage types, and output mixing schemes, and examine them individually. Potential bottlenecks like I/O throughput, CPU cycles, system bus bandwidth are investigated according to different types of video applications. Performance information is collected to provide design guidance, specifically for CDROM-based, network- based, disk-based digital video applications. Finally, we investigate the design alternatives of software-only digital video, and the trade-offs between memory to VRAM transfer rate, cpu cycles for (de)compression, compression quality, and disk I/O throughput.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2188, High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171712
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Limin Hu, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2188:
High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Mon-Song Chen; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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