Optimum multicast of multimedia streams

  title={Optimum multicast of multimedia streams},
  author={Chu-Fu Wang and Bo-Rong Lai and Rong-Hong Jan},
  journal={Computers & OR},
In a VOD system, multicast is a preferred method for saving network bandwidth. That is, customers requesting the same video program over a small time interval can be arranged in a multicast tree (group), and 0305-0548/99/$ — see front matter ( 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. PII: S0305-0548(98)00075-6 then the video server sends a video stream via this tree to customers. In this research, we considered how to arrange a set of multicast trees such that the number of customers… CONTINUE READING
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