Shivakumar, N. and Sreenan, C. and Narendran, B. and Agrawal, P. (1995) The Concord Algorithm for Synchronization of Networked Multimedia Streams. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Multi-media Computing and Systems'95 (ICMCS 1995), May 1995, Washington, DC.
Synchronizing different data streams from multiple sources simultaneously at a receiver is one of the basic problems involved in multimedia distributed systems. This requirement stems from the nature of packet based networks which can introduce end-to-end delays that vary both within and across streams. In this paper, we present a new algorithm called Concord, which provides an integrated solution for these single and multiple stream synchronization problems. It is notable because it defines a single framework to deal with both problems, and operates under the influence of parameters which can be supplied by the application involved. In particular, these parameters are used to allow a trade-off between the packet loss rates, total end-to-end delay and skew for each of the streams. For applications like conferencing this is used to reduce delay by determining the minimum buffer delay/size required.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Jitter-free, Multimedia, Packet networks|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Mobile Computing|
|Related URLs:||Project Homepage||http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/|
|Deposited By:||Import Account|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2000 16:00|
|Last Modified:||05 Feb 2009 15:12|
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