A Context Free Grammar based Algorithm for Generating Playable Transcoding Paths of the Multimedia Presentation with Different End-to-End QoS


KIPS Transactions on Computer and Communication Systems, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 699-708, Oct. 2002
10.3745/KIPSTC.2002.9.5.699,   PDF Download:

Abstract

Since various terminals and different networks get involved in playing of a multimedia presentation, the case that the presentation QoS at a destination should be different from the QoS of multimedia data at a source occurs frequently. For playing the multimedia presentation, the multimedia data at a source should be transcoded into the multimedia data satisfying the QoS required at the terminal. The problem of generating the transcoding path is that, for a given multimedia presentation, different transcoding paths depending the terminal and networks should be generated. That is, a fixed transcoding path cannot be applied to a multimedia presentation. Instead, whenever the terminal and network to play the presentation get determined, a proper transcoding path should be regenerated automatically. In this paper, the algorithm for generating the transcoding path and the method for checking the playability of the generated path are proposed. The generating algorithm adopted the technique of Context Free Grammar in describing the set of transcoding resources and a user's transcoding rules in order to utilize the well-known compiler techniques. For the playability check, a method of computing the transcoding time and the delay time between data units are proposed. Finally all the proposed methods were implemented in the stream engine, called TransCore and the presentation-authoring tool, called VIP, we had developed. And the test results with a sample scenario were presented at the last.


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[IEEE Style]
S. M. Chon and Y. H. Lim, "A Context Free Grammar based Algorithm for Generating Playable Transcoding Paths of the Multimedia Presentation with Different End-to-End QoS," KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 699-708, 2002. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2002.9.5.699.

[ACM Style]
Sung Mi Chon and Young Hwan Lim. 2002. A Context Free Grammar based Algorithm for Generating Playable Transcoding Paths of the Multimedia Presentation with Different End-to-End QoS. KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , 9, 5, (2002), 699-708. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2002.9.5.699.