Best-Effort Patching for Multicast True VoD Service

  title={Best-Effort Patching for Multicast True VoD Service},
  author={Huadong Ma and Kang G. Shin and Wei Biao Wu},
  journal={Multimedia Tools and Applications},
A multicast Video-on-Demand (VoD) system allows clients to share a server stream by batching their requests, and hence, improves channel utilization. However, it is very difficult to equip such a VoD system with full support for interactive VCR functions which are important to a growing number of Internet applications. In order to eliminate service (admission) latency, patching was proposed to enable an existing multicast session to dynamically add new clients, and requests can be served… CONTINUE READING
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