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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 20. Distributed and Cloud-Based Multimedia Networking

The discussion in the previous chapter on compressed voice and video sets the stage for the discussion in this chapter on multimedia networking. Internet phone services have numerous features, such as videoconferencing, online directory services, and Web incorporation. Multimedia networking is one of the most effective Internet developments. In addition to data, the Internet is used to transport phone calls, audio, and video in a distributed fashion. Video streaming presents a real challenge to network designers. A video in a single server can be streamed from a video server to a client at the client’s request. High-bit-rate video streaming must sometimes pass through many Internet ...

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