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Large-scale experiments on low-bit-rate multimedia broadcast
Author(s): Zon-Yin Shae; Xiping Wang; Stephen P. Wood
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Paper Abstract

This paper contains our experience with low bit rate multimedia streaming and broadcast, as applied to the Internet/Intranet, and focuses on two of the enabling technologies: 100% Java clients and broadcast reflectors. Interpreted Java is slower than compiled C/C++ and Java platforms do not currently support video and audio synchronization. Various techniques to improve Java performance and to reduce code size are provided in detail. A novel video and audio synchronization mechanism for the pure Java environment is devised and instigated. This paper also describes a hierarchical reflector network architecture which, superimposed on the Internet, is a practical alternative for broadcasting of events to massive client audiences when multicast support of such audiences in the current Internet is questionable and remains untested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334731
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Zon-Yin Shae, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Xiping Wang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Stephen P. Wood, IBM TJ Watson Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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