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Multimedia Terminal Architecture: An Inter-Operable Approach

  • Shao, Beilu
  • Mattavelli, Marco
  • Andrade, Maria
  • Keller, Samuel
  • Ciobanu, Giorgiana
  • Carvalho, Pedro
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Infoscience @ EPFL
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This paper addresses the inter-operability problem of multimedia terminal in media content delivery over heterogeneous networks and devices. We design and implement a terminal which includes a content browser providing presentation, navigation and interaction with MPEG-21 Digital Item Declaration (MPEG-21 DID) in order to support universal media access (UMA). We optimized the architecture in a client-server distributed approach with Web Service support. This terminal enables the MPEG-21 standard compliant content accessible on different terminal devices via common Web browsers. Such a design strategy illustrates a next-generation multimedia terminal supporting inter- operability in multimedia content adaptation over a heterogeneous delivery chain.

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