Interactive video and remote control via the World Wide Web

  • Klaus H. Wolf
  • Konrad Froitzheim
  • Michael Weber
Session 3: Multimedia Services on Demand II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1045)


The World Wide Web (WWW) is the most accepted service in the internet providing a globally distributed hypermedia information system. Despite its tremendous growth the WWW lacks functionality beyond its basic request-response resp. download paradigm especially in the area of stream-oriented real-time media. Thus an important development direction for the WWW is the integration of such media into WWW pages. This paper considers methods to include moving images into WWW pages without changing existing standards or protocols. They are based on the multi-image capabilities of many image encoding standards. In combination with dialog elements the system provides interactive video in the World Wide Web. Video as visual feedback to user commands allows for a highly perceptible user interface compared to explicit confirmations. To demonstrate the concept's feasibility a prototype has been implemented and evaluated in an application scenario featuring remote control accompanied by remote visualization.


World Wide Web remote control interactive video GIF 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus H. Wolf
    • 1
  • Konrad Froitzheim
    • 1
  • Michael Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Distributed SystemsUniversity of UlmGermany

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