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Distributed multimedia applications will be an important part of tomorrow’s application mix and require appropriate operating system (OS) support. Neither hard real-time solutions nor best-effort solutions are directly well suited for this support. One reason is the coexistence of real-time and best effort requirements in future systems. Another reason is(More)
Streaming video over the Internet requires mechanisms that limit the streams' bandwidth consumption within its fair share. TCP streaming guarantees this and provides lossless streaming as a side-effect. Adaptation by packet drop does not occur in the network, and excessive startup latency and stalling must be prevented by adapting the bandwidth consumption(More)
A lot of people around the world commute using public transportation and would like to spend this time viewing streamed video content such as news or sports updates. However, mobile wireless networks typically suffer from severe bandwidth fluctuations, and the networks are often completely unresponsive for several seconds, sometimes minutes. Today, there(More)
Massive multi-player online games have become a popular, fast growing, multi-million industry with a very high user mass supporting hundreds or thousands of concurrent players. In many cases, these games are centralized and every player communicates with the central server through a time-critical unicast event stream. Funcom's Anarchy Online is one of(More)
Devices capable of connecting to multiple, overlapping networks simultaneously are becoming increasingly common. For example, most laptops are equipped with LAN- and WLAN-interfaces, and smart phones can typically connect to both WLANs and 3G mobile networks. At the same time, streaming high-quality video is becoming increasingly popular. However, due to(More)
With today's widespread deployment of wireless technologies, it is often the case that a single communication device can select from a variety of access networks. At the same time, there is an ongoing trend towards integration of multiple network interfaces into end-hosts, such as cell phones with HSDPA, Bluetooth and WLAN. By using multiple Internet(More)
Multimedia database systems (MMDBSs) have to be capable to handle efficiently time-dependent and timeindependent data, and to support Quality-of-Service (QoS). To support continuous playout of time-dependent data, reservations of the limited resources disk I/O bandwidth and network bandwidth have to be combined with appropriate buffer management. Based on(More)
A well known challenge with mobile video streaming is fluctuating bandwidth. As the client devices move in and out of network coverage areas, the users may experience varying signal strengths, competition for the available resources and periods of network outage. These conditions have a significant effect on video quality. In this paper, we present a video(More)
In this dataset paper, we present and make available real-world measurements of the throughput that was achieved at the application layer when adaptive HTTP streaming was performed over 3G networks using mobile devices. For the streaming sessions, we used popular commute routes in and around Oslo (Norway) traveling with different types of public(More)
In this demo, we present DAVVI, a prototype of the next generation multimedia entertainment platform. It delivers multi-quality video content in a torrent-similar way like known systems from Move Networks, Microsoft and Apple do. However, it also provides a brand new, personalized user experience. Through applied search, personalization and recommendation(More)