Analysis Tool for a Video-on-Demand Service Based in Streaming Technology

  • Xabiel G. Pañeda
  • David Melendi
  • Manuel García
  • Víctor García
  • Roberto García
  • Enrique Riesgo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2720)

Abstract

This paper describes the tool developed in order to analyse a video-on-demand streaming service. The aim of this work is to provide a powerful system to help both the service providers and the communication operators to configure this sort of services. Distributing the contents, developing redistribution routes, creating new contents in the most popular subjects and increasing or decreasing the length of information depending on the subscribers’ behaviour can improve the quality of the service. However, these decisions must be taken based in service performance. This tool tries to fill the gap in this field and provide the necessary analysis to configure these services. The quality of the tool has been evaluated by the www.lne.es, which is one of the most successful digital news sites in Spain. Its multimedia section offers a large number of videos on demand with several subjects, lengths and qualities. During the last months an analysis process has been performed to improve the service by using this analysis tool. This work is included in a project about analysis, modelling and configuring of interactive multimedia services.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xabiel G. Pañeda
    • 1
  • David Melendi
    • 1
  • Manuel García
    • 1
  • Víctor García
    • 1
  • Roberto García
    • 1
  • Enrique Riesgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Sciece DepartmentUniversity of OviedoXixón-Gijón AsturiesSpain

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