Constructing end-to-end paths for playing media objects

Akihiro Nakao, Larry Peterson, Andy Bavier

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This paper describes a framework for constructing network services for accessing media objects. The framework, called end-to-end media paths, provides a new approach for building multimedia applications from component pieces. Based on input from the user and resource requirements from the media object, the system first discovers the sequence of nodes (end-to-end path) that both connect the source device to the sink device and possess sufficient resources to play the object. It then configures the individual nodes along this path with the modules (path segment) that implement the service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-389
Number of pages17
JournalComputer Networks
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 21 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Active network
  • Adaptation
  • Internet router
  • QoS
  • Service construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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