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Optimizing channel change time in IPTV applications

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2 Author(s)
Fuchs, H. ; Fraunhofer IIS Erlangen, Erlangen ; Farber, N.

This paper describes the problems of channel change in multicast IPTV scenarios and the sources of delay during channel change. It provides an overview of approaches to reduce the tune-in delay and discusses their impact on image quality and required bandwidth. Finally, it makes recommendations on the applicability of the discussed solutions for selected scenarios.

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Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

March 31 2008-April 2 2008