A New Approach to Manage QoS in Distributed Multimedia Systems
Source: Cornell University
Dealing with network congestion is a criterion used to enhance Quality of Service (QoS) in distributed multimedia systems. The existing solutions for the problem of network congestion ignore scalability considerations because they maintain a separate classification for each video stream. In this paper, the authors propose a new method allowing to control QoS provided to clients according to the network congestion, by discarding some frames when needed. The technique proposed, called (m,k)-frame, is scalable with little degradation in application performances.