Title

Implementing Multiplexing, Streaming and Server Interaction for MPEG-4

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1999

Abstract

We describe the implementation of a streaming client-server system for object-based audio-visual presentations in general and MPEG-4 content in particular. The system augments the MPEG-4 demonstration software implementation (IM1) for PCs by adding network-based operation with full support for the Delivery Multimedia Integration Framework (DMIF) specification, a streaming PC-based server with DMIF support (via Xbind Inc.'s XDMIF suite), and multiplexing software. We describe XDMIF, the first reference implementation of the DMIF specification. The MPEG-4 server is designed for delivering object-based audio-visual presentation. We discuss the issues in the design and implementation of MPEG-4 servers. The system also implements a novel architecture for client-server interaction in object-based audio-visual presentations, using the mechanism of command routes and command descriptors. This new concept of command routes and command descriptors is useful in developing sophisticated interactive applications

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

Volume

9

Issue

8

First Page

1299

Last Page

1311

ISSN

1051-8215

Identifier

10.1109/76.809164

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/76.809164