Delivering MPEG-4 Based Audio-Visual Services (Multimedia by Hari Kalva

By Hari Kalva

Offering MPEG-4 dependent Audio-Visual companies investigates the several facets of end-to-end multimedia prone; content material construction, server and repair supplier, community, and the end-user terminal. half I offers a complete advent to electronic video communications, MPEG criteria, and applied sciences, and bargains with approach point matters together with standardization and interoperability, consumer interplay, and the layout of a dispensed video server. half II investigates the platforms within the context of object-based multimedia providers and offers a layout for an object-based audio-visual terminal, a few of these good points having been followed through the MPEG-4 structures specification. The publication is going directly to research the necessities for a dossier layout to symbolize object-based audio-visual content material and the layout of 1 such layout. The layout introduces new options akin to direct streaming which are crucial for scalable servers. the ultimate a part of the booklet examines the supply of object-based multimedia shows and provides optimum algorithms for multiplex-scheduling of object-based audio-visual displays, exhibiting that the audio-visual item scheduling challenge is NP-complete within the powerful feel. the matter of scheduling audio-visual items is just like the matter of sequencing jobs on a unmarried computer. The ebook compares those difficulties and adapts job-sequencing effects to audio-visual item scheduling, and gives optimum algorithms for scheduling shows lower than source constraints, reminiscent of bandwidth (network constraints) and buffer (terminal constraints). moreover, the ebook offers algorithms that reduce the assets required for scheduling displays and the auxiliary potential required to aid interactivity in object-based audio-visual displays. providing MPEG-4 established Audio-Visual prone is vital analyzing for researchers and practitioners within the parts of multimedia platforms engineering and multimedia computing, community execs, provider services, and all scientists and technical managers drawn to the main up to date MPEG criteria and applied sciences.

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The bitstream should be structured to convey the data and meta data in a way that preserves the semantic separation of objects in the presentation. The bitstream design presented in this section was originally proposed for the MPEG-4 System layer [52]. The bitstream is designed on the basis of separating the object meta-data from the object data and the hierarchical representation of scenes. Composition is the property of a scene and hence should be part of the scene description. In addition to the decoding times, composition times are needed as predictive encoding schemes such as MPEG video have different decoding and composition/display order.

Such multiplexing can be used to multiplex objects with the same QoS requirements. 245 specification [112] specifies a mechanism for the creation and management of such logical channels. Figure 10. Architecture of an Object-based Audio-Visual Terminal Figure 10 shows the architecture of an AV terminal. In the AV terminal architecture presented, the AV objects and their composition information are transmitted over a network (or accessed from a local storage device) in separate logical channels. The dmux reads the multiplexed composition and data packets and de-multiplexes it into logical channels.

1 Information Flows and Reference Points The subsystems were specified in an evolutionary manner with each new set of DAVIC specifications adding functionality to the previous set. To facilitate this evolutionary approach, reference points, interfaces, and information flows were introduced between the subsystems. The information flow between the subsystems is divided into five logical flows based on the nature of the information. Figure 6 shows the information flows and reference points between the subsystems.

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