Interactive broadcasting system for VBR encoded videos

W. F. Poon*, K. T. Lo, Jian FENG

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Video broadcasting has been proved to be an efficient technique to increase the scalability of a video-on-demand (VoD) system. In this paper, we address the problems in providing interactive functions for VBR encoded videos in a broadcast VoD system. A traffic smoothing scheme is proposed to support the VCR functions in delivering VBR videos over CBR channels by the staggered broadcasting protocol. By introducing a small buffering delay, the customers are able to join back to the broadcasting groups after the interactive functions. A system model is then developed to determine the optimal parameters such that the system can meet the delay requirement as well as provide the expected quality of service to the customers. The results show that the proposed system framework is very efficient in terms of bandwidth requirement and buffering delay to provide interactive VoD services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-467
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Interactive video broadcast
  • VBR video
  • Video on demand


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