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Proceedings 21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (2001)
Mesa, AZ
Apr. 16, 2001 to Apr. 19, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1077-9
pp: 0657
Scott R. Carter , University of Houston
Saurabh Mohan , University of Houston
Darrell D. E. Long , University of California at Santa Cruz
Abstract: Most existing distribution protocols for video-on-demand are tailored for a specific range of video access rates and perform poorly beyond that range. We present a dynamic heuristic broadcasting protocol that performs as well as stream tapping with unlimited extra tapping at low video access rates and has the same average bandwidth requirements as the best existing broadcasting protocols at high video access rates. We also show how our protocol can handle compressed video and adapt itself to the individual bandwidth requirements of each video.

J. Pâris, S. Mohan, D. D. Long and S. R. Carter, "A Dynamic Heuristic Broadcasting Protocol for Video-on-Demand," Proceedings 21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems(ICDCS), Mesa, AZ, 2001, pp. 0657.
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