Providing VCR functionality in multicast video-on-demand systems using adaptive batching

W. F. Poon, Kwok Tung Lo, J. Feng

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The adaptive batching technique is shown to have better performance than the static scheme in terms of total bandwidth requirement and customer reneging probability in multicast video-on-demand (VoD) systems. In this paper, we first analyze the performance of providing VCR functions in the multicast VoD system using adaptive batching. The result shows that the system may not take any advantage from the adaptive approach if VCR operations are incorporated. In view of this, we then explore the buffer reservation and VCR resume delay to further improve the adaptive system. The trade-off among the buffer size, resume delay, and stream requirement is extensively investigated. It is found that a 30-s resume delay or 20% buffer reservation can significantly reduce the batching stream requirement in the adaptive multicast VoD system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-489
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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