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Introduction to Media Synchronization (MediaSync)

  • Mario Montagud
  • Pablo Cesar
  • Fernando Boronat
  • Jack Jansen


Media synchronization is a core research area in multimedia systems. This chapter introduces the area by providing key definitions, classifications, and examples. It also discusses the relevance of different types of media synchronization to ensure satisfactory Quality of Experience (QoE) levels and highlights their necessity, by comparing the magnitudes of delay differences in real scenarios to the tolerable limits to the human perception. The chapter concludes with a brief description of the main aspects and components of media synchronization solutions, with the goal of providing a better understanding of this timely research area.


Intra-media synchronization Inter-media synchronization Hybrid synchronization Inter-device synchronization Inter-destination media synchronization Delays Asynchrony QoE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Montagud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pablo Cesar
    • 2
  • Fernando Boronat
    • 1
  • Jack Jansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de ComunicacionesUniversitat Politècnica de València (UPV) – Campus de GandiaValencia, Grao de GandiaSpain
  2. 2.Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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