Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Source Column: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP Toolset

Open Source Column: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP Toolset - ACM SIGMM Records:
Multimedia content is nowadays omnipresent thanks to technological advancements in the last decades. A major driver of today’s networks are content providers like Netflix and YouTube, which do not deploy their own streaming architecture but provide their service over-the-top (OTT). Interestingly, this streaming approach performs well and adopts the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which has been initially designed for best-effort file transfer and not for real-time multimedia streaming. The assumption of former video streaming research that streaming on top of HTTP/TCP will not work smoothly due to its retransmission delay and throughput variations, has apparently be overcome as supported by.

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