We describe an architecture that supports networked multimedia applications. The architecture is based on a separation of multimedia stream processing and application processing. Applications reside in application pools whereas media stream processing is performed in multimedia terminals. An application controls a set of terminals that exchange multimedia data streams directly between each other. A tele-teaching and a home shopping example demonstrate important aspects of our architecture.
A terminal-based approach for distributed multimedia applications
Research report RR-94-008
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