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Periodic broadcasting approach to video-on-demand service
Author(s): Tzi-cker Chiueh; Chung-ho Lu
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Paper Abstract

The goal of Video-On-Demand (VOD) service is to allow users to access arbitrary video sequences at arbitrary time across wide-area networks. Because of the large amount of data volume associated with real-time video, the communications and I/O bandwidth requirements pose an extremely difficult challenge to computer systems designers. This paper focuses specifically on the I/O subsystem design for large-scale video servers. We describe a periodic broadcasting approach and its associated data layout algorithms to cost-effectively address the I/O bandwidth problems associated with large-scale VOD servers. The paper also presents techniques to support a limited form of VCR-like trick plays such as fast forward and reverse under the proposed framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2615, Integration Issues in Large Commercial Media Delivery Systems, (3 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229201
Show Author Affiliations
Tzi-cker Chiueh, SUNY/Stony Brook (United States)
Chung-ho Lu, Compaq Computer Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2615:
Integration Issues in Large Commercial Media Delivery Systems
Andrew G. Tescher; V. Michael Bove Jr., Editor(s)

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