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20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Volume 1 (AINA'06) (2006)
Vienna, Austria
Apr. 18, 2006 to Apr. 20, 2006
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 0-7695-2466-4
pp: 471-476
Mohammad Shorfuzzaman , University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Rasit Eskicioglu , University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Peter Graham , University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
ABSTRACT
Heterogeneity of networks and end systems poses challenges for multicast based collaborative applications. In traditional multicasting, the sender transmits video at the same rate to all receivers independent of their network connection, end system equipment, and users? preferences. This wastes resources and may also result in some receivers having their quality expectations unsatisfied. This problem can be addressed, near the network edge, by applying dynamic, in-network transcoding of video streams. In this paper, we design, implement, and assess a network processor (NP) based video transcoding system using the Intel IXP1200. Experiments suggest that our system can adapt the video rate of MPEG-1 streams to a desired level on a per packet basis for moderate traffic levels.
INDEX TERMS
Collaborative applications, video transcoding, requantization, transcoding latency, network processor
CITATION

R. Eskicioglu, M. Shorfuzzaman and P. Graham, "Video Transcoding Using Network Processors to Support Dynamically Adaptive Video Multicast," 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Volume 1 (AINA'06)(AINA), Vienna, Austria, 2006, pp. 471-476.
doi:10.1109/AINA.2006.345
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