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Indiva: a middleware for managing distributed media environment
Author(s): Wei-Tsang Ooi; Peter Pletcher; Lawrence A. Rowe
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a unified set of abstractions and operations for hardware devices, software processes, and media data in a distributed audio and video environment. These abstractions, which are provided through a middleware layer called Indiva, use a file system metaphor to access resources and high-level commands to simplify the development of Internet webcast and distributed collaboration control applications. The design and implementation of Indiva are described and examples are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the abstractions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5305, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2004, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.538802
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Wei-Tsang Ooi, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Peter Pletcher, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence A. Rowe, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5305:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2004
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Editor(s)

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