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Video Over IP, 2nd Edition by Wes Simpson

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1 OVERVIEW OF VIDEO TRANSPORT

 

 

Transporting video signals is a round-the-clock business throughout the world today. Whether for entertainment, education, or personal communication, we now live in a world where we are exposed to video content in many forms. The scale of the technologies and systems that are used to gather and deliver all of this content are amazing. For example, the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament had a cumulative television audience of over 26 billion viewers during the 30-day tournament. But Internet video is rapidly catching up-a January 17, 2008 press release from comScore reported that Americans watched 9.5 billion Internet videos in November 2007, with the average viewer watching 69 videos at an average length of 2.8 ...

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