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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction to Networking and Media Streaming

Ketan Mayer-Patel,     University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

THE ADVENT of broadband Internet access technologies like xDSL and cable modems are enabling streaming media applications. Driving applications include entertainment, IP telephony, and distance learning. The dynamics of streaming media through a network can be quite complex. This chapter identifies and characterizes some of the networking issues faced by media streaming. The papers included here discuss end-to-end strategies in the context of best-effort packet delivery, a description of the RSVP quality of service mechanism, and a discussion of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) approach to protocol development and deployment ...

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