The great diffusion of Internet accesses in the world and the enormous evolution of the Internet technologies have strongly determined dissemination and consolidation of many applications of video content distribution. However, multicast real-time video communications for interactive service applications with a very high number of users, like for example multipoint videoconferences and interactive video games, remains a challenging research topic for the presence of very strict requirements in terms of end-to-end delay and perceived quality. The target of this paper is to propose a video distribution platform that is able to provide a huge number of users with a delay constrained multicast video streaming. To this purpose, the proposed content delivery platform is based on a peer-to-peer approach that exploits multicast overlay organization of the peers to address the challenges due to bandwidth heterogeneity. To improve reliability and flexibility, video is coded using a scalable multiple description approach. Some design guidelines are provided taking into account some requirements in terms of delay, average PSNR, robustness against underlying network bandwidth fluctuations, and fairness.

Design of a service platform for delay-sensitive video streaming applications based on multicast p2p and scalable MDC encoding Computer Communications

REFORGIATO RECUPERO, DIEGO ANGELO GAETANO;
2012

Abstract

The great diffusion of Internet accesses in the world and the enormous evolution of the Internet technologies have strongly determined dissemination and consolidation of many applications of video content distribution. However, multicast real-time video communications for interactive service applications with a very high number of users, like for example multipoint videoconferences and interactive video games, remains a challenging research topic for the presence of very strict requirements in terms of end-to-end delay and perceived quality. The target of this paper is to propose a video distribution platform that is able to provide a huge number of users with a delay constrained multicast video streaming. To this purpose, the proposed content delivery platform is based on a peer-to-peer approach that exploits multicast overlay organization of the peers to address the challenges due to bandwidth heterogeneity. To improve reliability and flexibility, video is coded using a scalable multiple description approach. Some design guidelines are provided taking into account some requirements in terms of delay, average PSNR, robustness against underlying network bandwidth fluctuations, and fairness.
Video-transmission; Real-time; P2P; MDC; QoS
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