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Experiments with Delivery of HDTV over IP Networks

Colin Perkins, Ladan Gharai, Tom Lehman and Allison Mankin

Proceedings of the 12th International Packet Video Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, April 2002.

We present the design, and preliminary performance results, for a system that transports uncompressed HDTV content over IP networks. Our system is motivated by the growth in use of digital video, and the ever increasing capacity of local- and wide-area Internet links. We aim to demonstrate the feasibility of IP as a transport for very high quality video, and to highlight areas where performance bottlenecks exist and further development is needed. To this end, our system is constructed from commodity components, and was tested over existing commercial IP backbone networks. Performance was shown to be good, with the end system being the main limiting factor.

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