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Hybrid broadcasting protocol for video on demand
Author(s): Jehan-Francois Paris; Steven W. Carter; Darrell D. E. Long
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Paper Abstract

Broadcasting protocols can improve the efficiency of video on demand services by reducing the bandwidth required to transmit videos that are simultaneously watched by many viewers. It has been recently shown that broadcasting protocols using a very large number of very low bandwidth streams for each video required less total bandwidth than protocols using a few high-bandwidth streams shared by all videos. We present a hybrid broadcasting protocol that combines the advantages of these two classes of protocols. Our pagoda broadcasting protocol uses only a small number of high-bandwidth streams and requires only slightly more bandwidth than the best extant protocols to achieve a given maximum waiting time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3654, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1999, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333820
Show Author Affiliations
Jehan-Francois Paris, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Steven W. Carter, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Darrell D. E. Long, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3654:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1999
Dilip D. Kandlur; Kevin Jeffay; Timothy Roscoe, Editor(s)

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