Development of an Internet Server System for Personal Live-Broadcasting

Sangmoon LEE  Sinjun KANG  Byungseok MIN  Hagbae KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.5   pp.1673-1678
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Broadcast Systems
Internet live broadcasting,  multimedia service,  clustering server,  scalability,  high availability,  

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In this paper, we present an Internet personal live-broadcasting server system. Our solution is not only for experts but also for amateur users who want to broadcast using simple multimedia equipment. For scalable broadcasting services, we developed multiple-channel establishment and channel expansion. Concurrent services for a large number of broadcasting channels are effectively provided. Also, the capacity of channels can be expanded as the number of participants increases. Furthermore, for the sake of complete live broadcasting with high-quality transmission, the system supports both TCP (transmission control protocol) and UDP (user datagram protocol) according to the status of network environments as well as the received packet loss in the user system. The performance of the system is effectively evaluated at such practical commercial sites as well-known community and E-business sites.