Cooperative popularity-aware MPEG-4/MPEG-7 streaming proxy system

Ching-Ju Lin*, Ying Hao Ni, Hsien Ping Suen, Cheng Fu Chou

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Real-time multimedia services over network greatly arouse users' interests in multimedia objects. To decrease the influence of instable network upon the quality of real-time multimedia services and to reduce the traffic loads of servers, we've implemented an MPEG-4/MPEG-7 streaming proxy system that can reduce client perceived startup latency and efficiently improve the utilization of the storage resources in streaming proxies. By distributing information of cached data between neighboring proxies in the same cluster, our cooperative streaming proxy system can redirect a client's request to another suitable proxy, or fetch-and-relay media objects if all proxies in the same cluster do not cache the requested object. Moreover, a popularity-aware caching policy is designed to make better use of the cache capacity among a cluster of neighboring streaming proxies; consequently, cache hit ratio can be further improved. The performance evaluation of our system is presented to demonstrate the improvements mentioned above.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2005
Event9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005 - , Macao
Duration: 14 Jun 200516 Jun 2005


Conference9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005


  • Cooperative Streaming Proxies
  • MPEG-4/MPEG-7
  • Popularity-aware Caching Policy

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