A live harmonic broadcasting scheme for VBR-encoded hot videos

Hung Chang Yang, Hsiang Fu Yu, Zeng Yuan Yang, Li Ming Tseng, Yi Ming Chen

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With the growth of broadband networks, Video-on-Demand (VoD) has become realistic. Most of the significant broadcasting schemes have been proposed to reduce the server bandwidth requirement for Constant Bit-Rate (CBR) encoded videos. The few existing proposals, which support of the band-width-efficient Variable Bit-Rate (VBR) encoded videos, smooth and minimize the server bandwidth requirement at the cost of data losses. The lossless and bandwidth efficient (LLBE) scheme states that minimization of the server bandwidth as a shortest path problem on a directed acyclic graph, and uses a dynamic programming method to solve the problem. However, it cannot be used for support live video broadcasting. In this paper, we propose a live harmonic broadcasting (LHB) scheme to support VBR-encoded live video broadcasting. The ideas behind the scheme are (1) support VBR-encoded videos by asynchronous downloading and playing, and hybrid division by length and size, and (2) support live videos by postponing recasting process. It is simple and effective. Using data from real videos, we conduct a simulation to evaluate our scheme. The experiment results indicate that the LHB scheme requires slightly higher server bandwidth than LLBE scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWired/Wireless Internet Communications - 4th International Conference, WWIC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540340238, 9783540340232
StatePublished - 2006
Event4th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2006 - Bern, Switzerland
Duration: 10 May 200612 May 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3970 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2006


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