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Internet Video-on-Demand System Architecture-MINS
Kunihiro TANIGUCHI Hitoya TACHIKAWA Takeshi NISHIDA Hiroshi KITAMURA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1996/08/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia on Demand)
RTP, VOD, WWW, media synchronization,
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Internet is evolving to be an integrated service platform for promising future global information infrastructure. New multimedia services, e.g., Video-on-Demand, are expected to be provided on this platform, in conjuction with the existing rich information exchange and sharing services on Internet, such as E-mail, WWW. The paper proposes a service system architecture for Video-on -Demand on Internet, named MINS (Multimedia Internet Navigation System), which is capable of both realtime audio/video transmission and realtime and VCR like plya-out. MINS is composed of 1) servers maintaining both audio/video program lists and contents, and 2) clients retrieving the programs and play-out them. The paper focuses on the communication architecture in MINS, e.g., flow control, realtime media synchronization control, and audio/video session control. The performance of the prototype MINS is also evaluated in the paper.