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New broadcasting protocols for video-on-demand systems in multicast environment
Author(s): Jian Feng; Wing-Fai Poon; Kwok-Tung Lo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, two new broadcasting protocols are proposed for providing video-on-demand (VoD) services in multicast environment. The two protocols are developed by introducing a new first-segment delivery scheme for the skycraper and staggered protocols. With our approach, the first segment of a video is further divided into a number of small pieces so that customers can download the request data and start watching the video in a shorter time. The results show that the start-up latency for users is greatly reduced when using our new protocols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4909, Network Design and Management, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481060
Show Author Affiliations
Jian Feng, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Wing-Fai Poon, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)
Kwok-Tung Lo, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4909:
Network Design and Management
Qian Mao; Shoa-Kai Liu; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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