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A software platform for distributed multimedia applications

Blum, Christian;Molva, Refik

MMSD 1996, IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Software Development, March 25-26, 1996, Berlin, Germany

The paper discusses the functionality that a platform for distributed multimedia applications should provide. Five platforms - Touring Machine, Beteus, Lakes, Medusa and IMA - are presented and evaluated. The paper then intro-duces a new platform that is geared towards service provision in larger networks. In this platform, application and media processing are logically and per default geographi-cally separated. Applications reside in application pools inside the network and control sets of multimedia termi-nals in the periphery. The platform is built on top of CORBA, and is thus defined as a set of IDL interfaces. The platform supports application development with high level programming interfaces, and can be further enhanced with tool-kits for special application classes. A tool-kit for tele-conferencing applications is presented at the end of the paper.

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Titre:A software platform for distributed multimedia applications
Département:Sécurité numérique
Eurecom ref:71
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+71, doi = { }, year = {1996}, title = {{A} software platform for distributed multimedia applications}, author = {{B}lum, {C}hristian and {M}olva, {R}efik}, booktitle = {{MMSD} 1996, {IEEE} {I}nternational {W}orkshop on {M}ultimedia {S}oftware {D}evelopment, {M}arch 25-26, 1996, {B}erlin, {G}ermany}, address = {{B}erlin, {ALLEMAGNE}}, month = {03}, url = {} }
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