A Fast-forward-oriented Broadcasting Scheme for Video-on-demand Service

H.-S. Ma, T.-P. Jimmy To, and C.-K. Leung (PRC)

Keywords

Interactive VideoonDemand, Broadcast Scheme

Abstract

Periodic broadcasting is suitable for video-on-demand service of popular videos. To compete with existing video rental services, interactive functions are much preferred in the VoD service. In this paper, we propose a new fast-forward-oriented broadcast scheme called Medium-Range Fast-Forward Broadcasting (MRFFB). The proposed scheme supports clients to perform double-rate fast forward interaction. Our simulation results show that the average fast-forward (FF) range supported in MRFFB is about 30% of the video file size and the maximum FF range reaches 75%.

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