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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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vic: A Flexible Framework for Packet Video

Steven McCanne,     University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. E-mail address: mccanne@ee.lbl.gov

Jacobson Van,     Network Research Group Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. E-mail address: van@ee.lbl.gov

ABSTRACT

The deployment of IP Multicast has fostered the development of a suite of applications, collectively known as the MBone tools, for real-time multimedia conferencing over the Internet. Two of these tools — nv from Xerox PARC and ivs from INRIA — provide video transmission using software-based codecs. We describe a new video tool, vic, that extends the groundbreaking work of nv and ivs with a more flexible system architecture. This flexibility is characterized by ...

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