Multimedia Networks Protocols, Design, and Applications by Hans W. Barz and Gregory A. Bassett .
It is obvious to almost any consumer with a PC, Smartphone, radio, TV, or even a “normal” telephone that the methods of communicating, listening to, or viewing content have changed radically over the past years. Napster, iPhone, Skype, Netflix, Android, Internet Radio, YouTube, VoIP, streaming programs from TV networks (the list is almost endless) have all profoundly changed the way we talk, listen, and watch.
What sets multimedia delivery somewhat apart from other technology topics is its unusually high level of complexity. Different user platforms, different network media, different types of content, and of course, many different vendors and standards all make this topic a challenging one.
The motivation for this book is based on the many new multimedia technologies that have appeared or changed in the past 15 years, the immense number of new standards, and the lack of overarching books on the subject. At the time of writing, there is no book available that covers the range of topics you find here, which are needed to cope with multimedia usage from a network point of view. It goes without saying that there are many excellent books on the individual subjects covered in this book. In fact, we cite many of them as references. While they cover specific topics in detail, this book provides the “big picture” and ties together the various principles for the entire multimedia space.
Another driver for this book is the authors’ involvement in deploying multimedia applications and networks in large multinational companies. These deployments and operational involvement provided insight into what is important and what can safely be ignored. Many new multimedia technologies went live during our working time in networks, and the reader will profit from the combined practical experience and technological background of the authors.
This book focuses primarily on principles but sometimes dives into the details to show how the principles really work in practical situations. As a prerequisite for reading the book, you need basic knowledge of networks, but no additional literature is required. Since this book is aimed to give an overview in a rather active field, we provide the reader with extensive references – over 600 recent literature links – to dive deeper. In addition, the detailed index and the abbreviation list will help you easily find the treatment of a specific subject.
Multimedia Networks: Protocols, Design and Applications.
Table Of Contents:
3. Audio, Image, Video Coding, and Transmission
4. Underlying Network Functions
5. Synchronization and Adaptation
6. Session Initiation Protocol
7. Other Standard VoIP Protocols
9. Streaming and Over-the-Top
10. Home Networks
11. High-End IPTV
12. Solutions and Summary
MULTIMEDIA NETWORKS PROTOCOLS, DESIGN, AND APPLICATIONS.
⏩Authors: Hans W. Barz and Gregory A. Bassett
⏩Puplication Date: March 21, 2016
⏩Size: 7.44 MB
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