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Video over IP : a practical guide to technology and applications
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Amsterdam : Focal Press, 2006


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Video Over IP gives you everything you need to know to choose from among the many ways of transferring your video over a network. The information is presented in an easy to read format, with comparison charts provided to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of different technologies for a variety of practical applications. Readers who have a background in either video or networking will benefit from tutorials in both areas and the breadth of coverage that this book provides. Real-life application examples give readers successful examples of a variety of Video over IP networks that are up and running today. After reading this book, you will be able to: -Understand the basics of video today -Understand the basics of IP networking technology -Differentiate between technologies such as streaming, download and play, and file transfer -Understand the benefits and drawbacks of a variety of video transport techniques -Know what information you need to gather about their application before selecting a Video over IP technology and before beginning an implementation

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Wes Simpson is President of Telecom Product Consulting, an independent consulting firm that focuses on video and telecommunications products. He has more than 25 years experience in the design, development and marketing of products for telecommunication applications. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as IBC, NAB and VidTrans and is author of the book Video Over IP. Wes was a founding member of the Video Services Forum.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Overview of Video Transportp. 1
Video Transport Technologies
Telecom Networks
The Internet
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 2 Video Transport Applicationsp. 31
Interactive Video
The True Meaning of "Real Time"
Video Transport Economics
Review And Checklist Update
Chapter 3 Video Basicsp. 61
Pixels, Luma, Scanning, and Chroma
Types of Video
Video Fields and Frames
Types of Audio
Other Video Services
Video and Audio Switching
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 4 Video and Audio Compressionp. 195
Compression Overview
MPEG Compression Technologies
Other Compression Technologies
VBI Compression Issues
Comparing Compression Technologies
Technology Licensing Issues
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 5 IP Networking Basicsp. 163
How IP Fits In
IP Basics
Ethernet and IP
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 6 From Video into Packetsp. 183
MPEG Stream Types
Transport Protocols
Case Study: Uncompressed Video over IP
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 7 Packet Transportp. 211
Transport Methods
Transport Considerations
Network Impairments
Internet Transport
Quality of Service
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 8 Video Streaming and Media Playersp. 253
Basic Concepts
Streaming System Architecture
Streaming Applications
Technologies for Streaming
Commercial Players
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 9 Multicastingp. 285
Basic Concepts
Multicasting System Architecture
System Impact
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 10 Videoconferencing Over IPp. 311
Basic Concepts
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 11 Content Ownership and Securityp. 335
Acquiring Content
Rights Management
Encryption Systems
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 12 Transport Securityp. 353
Private Networks
Virtual Private Networks
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 13 IPTV-IP Video to the Homep. 371
Basic Concepts
IPTV Delivery Networks
Technologies for IPTV
Digital Subscriber Line Video Case Study
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 14 Video File Transferp. 403
File Transfer Applications
File Transfer Technology
Review and Checklist Update
Chapter 15 Network Administrationp. 419
Management Tasks
Case Study: St. Clair County Schools
Technologies for Network Administration
Review and Checklist Update
Appendix A The Discrete Cosine Transformp. 441
Appendix B Diffie-Hellman Key Exchangep. 445
Appendix C Video User Checklistp. 449
Glossaryp. 463
Indexp. 481