2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2006)
Toronto, ON, Canada
July 9, 2006 to July 12, 2006
Santosh Kulkarni , Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3010
Jehan-francois Paris , Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3010
We present a stream tapping protocol that involves clients in the video distribution process. As in conventional stream tapping, our protocol lets new clients tap the most recent broadcast of the video they are watching. While conventional stream tapping required the server to send to these clients the part of the video they missed, our protocol delegates this task to the clients that are already watching the video, thus greatly reducing the workload of the server. Unlike previous solutions involving clients in the video distribution process, our protocol works with clients that can only upload video data at a fraction of the video consumption rate and includes a mechanism to control its network bandwidth consumption.
J. Paris and S. Kulkarni, "Involving Clients in the Distribution of Videos on Demand," 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo(ICME), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2006, pp. 1677-1680.