Development of video-on-demand system (VOD) in desktop environment

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Development of video-on-demand system (VOD) in desktop environment


Author: Chan, Wing-kin
Title: Development of video-on-demand system (VOD) in desktop environment
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2000
Subject: Video dial tone
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Electronic and Information Engineering
Pages: 201, [18] leaves :bill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
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Abstract: Video-on-Demand (VOD) is a hot topic in the networking arena. Many people want to get involved now, so they can reap benefits from potential profits later. There are many different ways to perceive video on demand. It can be seen as providing many channels of television programming with an opportunity to choose among top movies. This view of VoD is actually implemented today. RCA's Direct TV has over 100 channels of regular programming. It also offers a "pay-per-view" option which allows you to choose from movies which are rebroadcast every half hour. In this project, the VOD system we are going to develop is a large database of movies from which people can choose and receive, when and where they want it. This implementation involves many more resources, and several yet to be developed technologies. Some of the technology that must be developed is a faster network; a movie server, and the movie client which would be able to receive the movies. In this dissertation, we will implement a VOD service under the Windows environment. During the implementation, some of the advance technologies will be used; such as the MPEG encoding/decoding technology will be used in the video compression and decompression of video and audio data. The IP and multimedia streaming programming will also be used as well to build a flexible and efficiency network environment for transferring the user and service data stream to and from the VOD server and client workstation.

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