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Plasma: a scripting language for processing media streams
Author(s): Tao Zhu; Pavel Korshunov; Bing Liu; Wei Tsang Ooi
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Paper Abstract

Media streaming has found applications in many domains such as education, entertainment, communication and video surveillance. Many of these applications require non-trivial manipulations of media streams, beyond the usual capture/playback operations supported by typical multimedia software and tools. To support rapid development of such applications, we have designed and implemented a scripting language called Plasma. Plasma treats media streams as first-class objects, and caters to the characteristic differences between stored media files and live media streams. In this paper, we illustrate the design and features of Plasma through several small examples, and describe two example applications that we developed on top of Plasma. These two applications demonstrate that using Plasma, complex applications that compose, mix, and filter multimedia streams can be written with relatively little effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6504, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2007, 65040Q (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707248
Show Author Affiliations
Tao Zhu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Pavel Korshunov, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Bing Liu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Wei Tsang Ooi, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6504:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2007
Roger Zimmermann; Carsten Griwodz, Editor(s)

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