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A Cooperative Playback System for On-Demand Multimedia Sessions over Internet

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A Cooperative Playback System for On-Demand Multimedia Sessions over Internet
IP multicast has fueled an assortment of large-scale applications over the Internet ranging from interactive video conferencing to whiteboards to video recording on-demand systems. Such applications are mainly based on the lightweight session model and on Internet standard protocols. In particular, video recording on-demand systems allow a remote client to request (i) recording of an advertised multimedia session and (ii) playback of sessions previously archived. They are primarily designed for serving the needs of a single user wishing, for instance, to watch a movie or to attend a recorded seminar. No groupware support is normally offered. As an example, a number of remotely located classmates, that belong to the same academic course, can access a media server containing archived course lessons, select a lesson and go over it collaborating with each other. In this paper, we introduce the cooperative playback systems, which enable explicitly grouped users to jointly work and cooperat...
Giancarlo Fortino, Libero Nigro
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where ICMCS
Authors Giancarlo Fortino, Libero Nigro
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