by Viswanathan Swaminathan, Alex MacAulay, Gianluca De Petris
Keywords: application engine, adaptive session, MPEG-J, Java in MPEG-4, resource management, algorithmic control, and algorithmic interactivity
MPEG-4 terminals may vary from high-quality entertainment/TV set-top boxes to wireless and handheld devices. The computational capabilities and the network (bandwidth) resources available at these terminals differ considerably. Without MPEG-J, these wide variations in resources would make it very hard to achieve the dream of create once, run anywhere.
Recent technological advancements made it hard to perceive the boundaries between a terminal that decodes audiovisual streams and a terminal that runs a computer ...