Adaptive multimedia transmission over the Internet

TitleAdaptive multimedia transmission over the Internet
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A
Book TitleChapter 20, Selected Topics in Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
Pagination 589 - 606
PublisherWorld Scientific
Abstract

The Internet is a heterogeneous network environment and the network resources that are available to multimedia applications can be modified very quickly. Multimedia applications must have the capability to adapt their operation to network changes. In order to add adaptation characteristics to multimedia applications, we can use techniques both at the network and application layers. Adaptive multimedia transmission techniques have the capability to transmit multimedia data over heterogeneous networks and adapt media transmission to network changes. In order to provide adaptive multimedia transmission, mechanisms to monitor the network conditions and mechanisms to adapt the transmission of the data to the network changes must be implemented. This chapter concentrates on the architecture and design issues of adaptive multimedia techniques that provide the capability to transmit multimedia data over heterogeneous networks and adapt the transmission of the multimedia data to the network changes.

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