Video Over IP: IPTV, Internet Video, H.264, P2P, Web RV, and Streaming : a Complete Guide to Understanding the Technology

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Computers - 478 pages
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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.

*This edition is expanded to include HD, Wireless, and IPTV technologies
*Understand video transport over IP networks - learn how to take advantage of technologies like MPEG, multicasting, RTP, and streaming
*Provides clear, easy to comprehend explanations of both video and networking technologies
 

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Contents

Overview of Video Transport
1
IP Video Transport Applications
29
Video Basics
53
Video and Audio Compression
89
IP Networking Basics
137
From Video Into IP Packets
155
IP Packet Transport
181
Private Video Streaming and Media Players
219
Private Networks Secure and Transport
315
IPTVDelivering Television to Consumers
333
Video File Transfer Podcasting and P2P
363
Internet Video
381
Network Administration
405
DiffieHellman Key Exchange
425
IP Video User Checklist
429
Glossary
443

Multicasting
249
Videoconferencing over IP
273
DRM Content Ownership and Content Security
297

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About the author (2008)

Wes Simpson is President of Telecom Product Consulting, an independent consulting firm that focuses on video and telecommunications products. He has more than 25 years experience in the design, development and marketing of products for telecommunication applications. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as IBC, NAB and VidTrans and is author of the book Video Over IP. Wes was a founding member of the Video Services Forum.

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