Multimedia Content Transfer

Higher education teachers: Kos Anton
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 61020
Študijski program od študijskega leta 2014/15

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Definition of multimedia content and flows.
  • Transfer of multimedia content from the source to the destination.
  • Networks and protocols for the transfer of multimedia content.
  • Transfer network resource access and sharing.
  • Forwarding of multimedia data.
  • Properties and characteristic of multimedia traffic.
  • Techniques of multimedia traffic engineering.
  • Transfer demands of multimedia flows and methods of its transfer: the most important transfer parameters, interactivity, real real-time transfer.
  • Problems with multimedia content transfer and the assurance of adequate transfer conditions.
  • Quality of service assurance: definitions, fundamental principles, standards, parameters, measures.
  • Planning and selection of the transfer system.

Objectives and competences:

The aim of the course is the introduction of elements and techniques used for multimedia content transfer. Introduction of fundamental characteristics and requirements of multimedia traffic. The explanation and argumentation of criteria for the selection of the appropriate transfer system for the different multimedia content.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of the fundaments of multimedia content transfer.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of fundamental traffic characteristics of multimedia flows.
  • Knowledge of transfer system elements and the comprehension of their operation.
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles of adequate transfer conditions assurance.
  • The ability of selection and planning of a transfer system for quality multimedia content transfer.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures and practical laboratory work.

Study materials

  1. Andleigh, Thakrar, Multimedia Systems Design, Prentice Hall, 654 str., ISBN 0-13-089095-2
  2. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer networks, Prentice Hall, 891 str., ISBN 0-13-038488-7
  3. Shrinavas Vegesna, IP Quality of Service, Cisco Press, 343 str., ISBN 1-57870-116-3

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia Communications