TR2002-44

Adaptive Pre-stored Video Streaming with End System Multicast


    •  Shao, H.R.; Shen, C.; Kong, H.-S., "Adaptive Pre-Stored Video Streaming with End System Multicast", International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP), August 2002, vol. 1, pp. 917-920.
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      • @inproceedings{Shao2002aug,
      • author = {Shao, H.R. and Shen, C. and Kong, H.-S.},
      • title = {Adaptive Pre-Stored Video Streaming with End System Multicast},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP)},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {917--920},
      • month = aug,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2002-44}
      • }
  • Research Areas:

    Digital Video, Multimedia


End system multicast is regarded as a promising architecture for multimedia group communications over the Internet. In this paper we discuss how to integrate adaptation capability from the application and flexible multicast functionality from End system multicast for pre-stored video streaming applications. First we propose a generalized intelligent packetization approach to differentiate information with different priorities within or between bitstreams. Then we describe the enhanced End system multicast scheme to support adaptive applications. We also present a fast and simple packet-level rate adaptation mechanism with simple logical and arithmetic operators for the proposed End system multicast. Experimental results demonstrate that our approach can achieve smooth quality streaming simultaneously to different receivers.