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Information Technology Journal
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1084-1093
DOI: 10.3923/itj.2009.1084.1093
 
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A Multi-Channel Multimedia Content Distribution Strategy using Multiple Description Coding

Xuefeng Jiang, Shan Jiang and Ting Peng

Abstract:
Recently multi-channel media broadcast systems on P2P network have emerged in applications such as long-distance education and multimedia broadcast television. As these systems suffer from an obvious serious conflict between huge amounts of data and limited available bandwidth over the Internet, it’s unpractical to provide the best network service for the all multimedia service channels. So, there are two key issues for the multi-channel systems: (1) how to reduce transmission delay that multimedia stream of each channel is distributed to all consumers and (2) how to guarantee the QoS metrics of some concernful channels, such as bit rates and latencies. Legacy relevant approaches mainly focus on the assignment of priorities to different peers and provide differentiated service quality to them thereafter. However, the issues of low-delay transmission and service differentiation for the entire channels have not addressed yet. In this study, we propose a multi-channel multimedia dissemination strategy named DiffStream. In DiffStream, Multiple Description Coding (MDC) technology is utilized and each channel disseminates partial streaming data instead of all. And service differentiation is also achieved by treating different channels with varying priorities and reserving bandwidth in advance to different channels in application layer. In addition, an extensive mechanism of vacant bandwidth preemption for improving bandwidth utilization is also raised. Experiments are carried out on NS2 and the results have demonstrated DiffStream’s effectiveness in achieving our design objectives.
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How to cite this article:

Xuefeng Jiang, Shan Jiang and Ting Peng, 2009. A Multi-Channel Multimedia Content Distribution Strategy using Multiple Description Coding. Information Technology Journal, 8: 1084-1093.

DOI: 10.3923/itj.2009.1084.1093

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=itj.2009.1084.1093

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