Real-time transcoding of MPEG videos in a distributed environment

Yunyoung Nam, Eenjun Hwang

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As the market of mobile devices for video streaming is growing rapidly, it is necessary to convert a high bit rate MPEG stream into a low bit rate MPEG stream. However, it takes long time to transcode MPEG to another steaming media format due to the huge amount of computation in a traditional single computing environment. Furthermore, real-time MPEG transcoding also demands high computational power. Fortunately, the algorithms compliant to the MPEG standard can be parallelized. In this paper, we propose several scheduling algorithms for real-time transcoding of MPEG video that can be used in heterogeneous distributed computing environments. In the experiment, we will compare their performance through an experimental evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event5th International Conference, PDCAT 2004 - , Singapore
Duration: 2004 Dec 82004 Dec 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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