MPEG Column: 102nd MPEG Meeting

— original post by Multimedia Communication blog, Christian Timmerer, AAU The 102nd MPEG meeting was held in Shanghai, China, October 15-19, 2012. The official press release can be found here (not yet available) and I would like to highlight the following topics: Augmented Reality Application Format (ARAF) goes DIS MPEG-4 has now 30 parts: … Read more

Open Source Column: GPAC

GPAC, Toolbox for Interactive Multimedia Packaging, Delivery and Playback Introduction GPAC was born 10 years ago from the need of a lighter and more robust implementation of the MPEG-4 Systems standard [1], compared to the official reference software. It has since then evolved into a much wider project, covering many … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Dominik Strohmeier

To meet the requirements of consumers and to provide them with a greater quality of experience than existing systems do is a key issue for the success of modern multimedia systems. However, the question about an optimized quality of experience becomes more and more complex as technological systems are evolving … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Stefan Wieser

This thesis investigates flexible self-organizing overlay networks for multimedia delivery – networks that are dynamically built on existing infrastructure to support the preferences of applications using them. For example, consider a large sports event with several concurrent competitions, in which hundreds of thousands visitors produce and consume videos with their … Read more

PhD Thesis Summary

Zixia Huang

This dissertation investigates issues of performing synchronized distribution of time-correlated multi-modal continuous media data in the distributed interactive teleimmersion, and proposes approaches to solve these problems. The current best-effort shared Internet is unreliable in supporting bandwidth-savvy multimedia streaming, and frequent network jitter can contribute to the heterogeneity of distribution latencies … Read more