Paper on Multicast Audio - The Next Generation

I presented our paper on Multicast Audio - The Next Generation at the INET'97 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This paper is a forward-looking discussion of how multicast audio conferencing tools might evolve. It reviews recent technical developments in second-generation multicast audio tools (packet loss protection and repair, improved scheduling and cross media synchronisation) and the resulting improvements in terms of performance and usability, and outlines a number of technical solutions (improved redundancy and repair, higher-quality audio, heterogeneous distribution and improved acoustic effects) that should be incorporated into the next generation of multicast audio tools to further improve quality.