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Converging computer and home entertainment devices in the consumer media network environment.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date01/2006
Host publicationConsumer Communications and Networking Conference, 2006. CCNC 2006. 3rd IEEE
PublisherIEEE
Pages1003-1007
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0085-6
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
CityLas Vegas, USA
Period7/01/0511/01/05

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
CityLas Vegas, USA
Period7/01/0511/01/05

Abstract

Devices that enable video and audio media stored on a home computer to be viewed on a television located elsewhere in the house have achieved only marginal penetration into the home market. Interoperability between devices and software systems is seen as a barrier to broader adoption. Three main areas of concern: media library index sharing; network protocols; and media encoding were identified whilst developing server software to allow a third party device to access Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition functionality. This paper introduces a generic software infrastructure to facilitate multiple different devices to access media server functionality. The infrastructure comprises of a driver based interface to multimedia devices, a DirectShow based transcoder, and an interface to media library index. This infrastructure tackled successfully the identified issues.

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