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IPTV and Internet Video

Book Description

The authoritative guide for executives, technology professionals and investors on rapidly emerging IPTV systems, businesses and trends.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the authors
  9. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. Features of This Book
    3. Summary
  10. Chapter 1 What is IP, and Why Use it for Video?
    1. The Internet Protocol
    2. The Market for IP Video
    3. Arguments in Favor of IP Video
    4. Arguments Against IP Video
    5. Reality Check
    6. Summary
  11. Chapter 2 IPTV versus Internet Video
    1. Characteristics of IPTV
    2. Internet Video
    3. Which Is Best?
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  12. Chapter 3 Business Models
    1. IPTV
    2. Internet Video
    3. Reality Check
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 4 Network Overviews
    1. Constructing an IPTV Network
    2. Constructing an Internet Video System
    3. Reality Check
    4. Alternative Architectures
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 5 IP—The Internet Protocol
    1. A Simple Analogy
    2. What Is a Packet?
    3. How IP Fits In
    4. Types of IP Networks
    5. IP Addresses
    6. Key Parts of an IP Network
    7. Transport Protocols
    8. Multicasting
    9. Reality Check
    10. Summary
  15. Chapter 6 Video Compression
    1. Why Compress?
    2. Groups of Pictures and Why They Matter
    3. MPEG
    4. Microsoft Windows Media and VC-1
    5. Other Compression Technologies
    6. Digital Turnaround
    7. Reality Check
    8. Summary
  16. Chapter 7 Maintaining Video Quality and Security
    1. Factors that Affect Video Quality
    2. Conditional Access
    3. Digital Rights Management
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  17. Chapter 8 Sizing Up Servers
    1. Video Servers
    2. Video on Demand Servers
    3. Advertising Servers
    4. Live Streaming Servers
    5. Encryption and Rights Management
    6. Reality Check
    7. Summary
  18. Chapter 9 The Importance of Bandwidth
    1. DSL Technologies
    2. DSLAM
    3. Home Gateway
    4. Multiple Televisions
    5. How to Calculate Bandwidth
    6. Channel Changing
    7. Bandwidth for a Triple-Play, HD Future
    8. Reality Check
    9. Summary
  19. Chapter 10 Set Top Boxes
    1. Basic Functions
    2. Middleware
    3. STB Selection Issues
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  20. Chapter 11 Internet Video Technologies
    1. Types of Internet Streaming
    2. Commercial Players
    3. Content Creation Workflows
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  21. Chapter 12 The Future of IP Video
    1. The IPTV Story So Far
    2. Great Expectations
    3. Portable Media: IPTV to Mobile Devices
    4. Final Reflections
    5. Summary
  22. Glossary
  23. Index