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Video Over IP, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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. This new edition is expanded to fully cover HD and wireless technologies and new case studies.

Whether your background is video, networking, broadcast, or telecommunications, you will benefit from 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction to the Second Edition
  8. Introduction
    1. Purpose of this Book
    2. Intended Audience
    3. How to Read this Book
    4. Video User Checklist
    5. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1: Overview of Video Transport
    1. Defining IPTV
    2. Internet Video
    3. Video Transport Technologies
    4. Telecom Networks
    5. The Internet
    6. Review and Video User Checklist
  10. Chapter 2: IP Video Transport Applications
    1. Entertainment
    2. Interactive Video
    3. Streaming Video and Narrowcasting
    4. The True Meaning of ‘Real Time’
    5. Video Transport Economics
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  11. Chapter 3: Video Basics
    1. Pixels, Luma, Scanning, and Chroma
    2. Types of Video
    3. Video Fields and Frames
    4. Types of Audio
    5. Other Video Services
    6. Video and Audio Switching
    7. Review and Checklist Update
  12. Chapter 4: Video and Audio Compression
    1. Compression Overview
    2. MPEG Compression Technologies
    3. Other Compression Technologies
    4. Comparing Compression Technologies
    5. Technology Licensing Issues
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  13. Chapter 5: IP Networking Basics
    1. How IP Fits In
    2. IP Basics
    3. Ethernet and IP
    4. Review and Checklist Update
  14. Chapter 6: From Video into IP Packets
    1. Encapsulation
    2. MPEG Stream Types
    3. Transport Protocols
    4. Review and Checklist Update
  15. Chapter 7: IP Packet Transport
    1. Transport Methods
    2. Transport Considerations
    3. Network Impairments
    4. Internet Transport
    5. Quality of Service
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  16. Chapter 8: Private Video Streaming and Media Players
    1. Basic Concepts
    2. Streaming System Architecture
    3. Streaming Applications
    4. Technologies for Streaming
    5. Commercial Players
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  17. Chapter 9: Multicasting
    1. Basic Concepts
    2. Applications
    3. Multicasting System Architecture
    4. System Impac
    5. Review and Checklist Update
  18. Chapter 10: Videoconferencing Over IP
    1. Basic Concepts
    2. IP Videoconferencing Technologies
    3. Review and Checklist Update
  19. Chapter 11: DRM, Content Ownership, and Content Security
    1. Acquiring Content
    2. Rights Management
    3. Encryption
    4. Encryption Systems
    5. Review and Checklist Update
  20. Chapter 12: Private Networks Secure and Transport
    1. Private Networks
    2. Virtual Private Networks
    3. Review and Checklist Update
  21. Chapter 13: IPTV—Delivering Television to Consumers
    1. Characteristics of IPTV
    2. Applications
    3. Basic Concepts
    4. IPTV Delivery Networks
    5. Technologies for IPTV
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  22. Chapter 14: Video File Transfer, Podcasting, and P2P
    1. Overview
    2. File Transfer Applications
    3. File Transfer Technology
    4. Podcasting
    5. P2P File Sharing
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  23. Chapter 15: Internet Video
    1. Key Attributes of Internet Video
    2. Internet Video Applications
    3. System Architecture
    4. Delivery Platforms and Services
    5. Client Software
    6. Review and Checklist Update
  24. Chapter 16: Network Administration
    1. Management Tasks
    2. Technologies for Network Administration
    3. Review and Checklist Update
  25. Appendix A: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
  26. Appendix B: IP Video User Checklist
  27. Glossary
  28. Index