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System architecture for middle-scale video-on-demand services
Author(s): Hiroyuki Kimiyama; Kazutoshi Nishimura; Chikashi Matsuda; Hirotaka Nakano
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Paper Abstract

An experimental video server for middle-scale video-on-demand services that uses a 'redundant double-layered disk array' can read out 100 MPEG-1 1.5-Mbps video streams simultaneously with a response time of under one second through an FDDI-LAN. An exclusive data method that switches between normal data and fast data and a skip-search method are used to provide fast visual search. The gateway connecting the video server LAN to a 6.312-Mbps constant bit-rate line allows broadcast services to be integrated with on- demand services. The protocol implemented in this gateway controls the visual search rate, corrects errors in downloaded data, and accelerates the playback mode changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2670, Storage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV, (13 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234804
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroyuki Kimiyama, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Kazutoshi Nishimura, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Chikashi Matsuda, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)
Hirotaka Nakano, NTT Human Interface Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2670:
Storage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV
Ishwar K. Sethi; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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