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Description - Multimedia Storage and Retrieval by Jan Korst

The success of multimedia information systems to adequately meet the needs of accessing and presenting audio/video information from a large multimedia server, depends heavily on the proper use of storage and retrieval algorithms suitable for this task. This book describes various algorithms from simple to sophisticated: from single user to multiple users, from constant-bit-rate to variable-bit-rate streams, and from single disk to multiple disks. It emphasises storage and retrieval of video data using magnetic disk systems, thereby concentrating on the fundamental algorithms that underlie these systems and pursuing an elementary mathematical approach. * Provides those new to the subject with the basic principles of the design and analysis of video on demand systems and guides the reader towards a thorough understanding of the field. * Offers an extensive overview of the work that has been carried out in the area of video-on-demand systems. * Comprehensively covers disk scheduling algorithms, ranging from serving a single, constant-bit-rate client to serving multiple, variable-bit-rate clients, using only a single disk. * Guides the reader through associated storage strategies along with a transition to multiple disk systems. This introduces additional degrees of freedom and associated storage strategies. * Concludes with further optimizations in the area of video transmission, covering bit-rate smoothing and near video-on-demand strategies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470091036
ISBN-10: 0470091037
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 163mm x 21mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jan Korst

Jan Korst received his M.Sc. degree in mathematics from Delft University of Technology, and his Ph.D.degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, both in the Netherlands. Since 1985, he has been with the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. His research lies mainly in the areas of scheduling and resource management problems in the areas of IC design and multimedia systems. Verus Pronk received his M.Sc. degree with distinction in mathematics from Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. Since 1988, he has been with the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, where he has been active in the fields of fault-tolerant computing and communication, resource management in multimedia systems, contract negotiation and charging in ATM networks, and MAC protocols and scheduling in access networks. His current activities focus on performance issues and quality of service in access networks and in video-on-demand systems.

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