High resolution live streaming with the HYDRA architecture

Roger Zimmermann, Moses Pawar, Dwipal A. Desai, Min Qin, Hong Zhu
2004 Computers in Entertainment  
Presently, digital continuous media (CM) are well established as an integral part of many applications. With High Definition (HD) displays becoming increasingly common and large network bandwidth available, high quality video streaming has become feasible and novel, innovative applications possible. However, the majority of the existing systems for HD quality streaming are based on offline content, and use elaborate buffering techniques that introduce long latencies. Therefore, these solutions
more » ... re ill-equipped for interactive real-time applications. Also, due to the massive amount of data required for the transmission of such streams, simultaneously achieving low latency and keeping the bandwidth low are contradictory requirements. Our HYDRA project (High-performance Data Recording Architecture) focuses on the acquisition, transmission, storage and rendering of high resolution media such as HD quality video and multiple channels of audio. HYDRA consists of multiple components to achieve its overall functionality. Here we elaborate on the live streaming capabilities of HYDRA that enables media streaming across an IP based network with commodity equipment.
doi:10.1145/1037851.1037876 fatcat:e73wahqtzbf3nahqvzcho2a4hy