19 January 1996 VC collaborator: a mechanism for video conferencing support
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Currently available video conferencing (VC) tools lack support for adaptability and session recording features. Incorporating adaptability in a system minimizes the effects of the variations in system environments on the quality of video conference sessions. Support for session recording features provides the capability of saving video sessions when the quality of service becomes unacceptable or when some of the recipients become unreachable. The latter situation arises due to network partitioning or site failures. Furthermore, recording a session is also useful when the recorded video session is expected to be replayed and retrieved by future users interested in it. In this paper, techniques for making video conferencing tools adaptable to the external environmental changes are presented. A new mechanism called video conferencing collaborator, which integrates the VC software with the video-on-demand system is introduced, and its design and implementation issues are addressed. We present the results of experiments conducted to study the potential performance improvements if the adaptability features are included in VC software. We conclude the paper with directions for our future work.
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Shunge Li, Shunge Li, Shalab Goel, Shalab Goel, Bharat Bhargava, Bharat Bhargava, } "VC collaborator: a mechanism for video conferencing support", Proc. SPIE 2617, Multimedia: Full-Service Impact on Business, Education, and the Home, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230413; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230413

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