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ENGR 111 Lecture 17 Reading: Class notes
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Case Study: Video on demand z How does all this digital information & transmission relate to practical problems z Walk through a case study, video-on- demand
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Imagine … z It is Friday night, have nothing to do { Decide to rent the new “Lord of the rings” { Decide to drive to Blockbuster in pouring rain { After you go there, find out all copies rented out { Rent some third-rate movie { Watch the bad movie, forget to return it { Next Friday, time to rent a movie again { Remember the last week’s movie, pay hefty fine for late return of a horrible movie!!!!
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Imagine…. z In the video-on-demand world… z It is Friday night, nothing to do { Decide to watch “Lord of the rings” { Get some popcorn, coffee/tea ready (raining!!) { Press the VOD button on your TV remote { Connect to blockbuster VOD web site { Order the movie to be piped home { Enjoy Lord of the rings, no late fees, no problem of “all copies checked out”, no driving in rain
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Video-on-demand z Get whatever video you want at that instant z Video-on-near demand: available in hotels { Get your movie in the next 10 minutes z What difference does this make?
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Let’s design a VOD server…
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Digital video z Remember Video can be digitized z Store bits on a computer (video server) z On demand/request, transmit the video from the server to home { Much like how web pages are accessed?
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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