2nd Edition

Video Over IP
IPTV, Internet Video, H.264, P2P, Web TV, and Streaming: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Technology

ISBN 9780240810843
Published July 31, 2008 by Routledge
518 Pages

USD $89.95

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Book Description

Video Over IP gives you everything you need to know to choose from among the many ways of transferring your video over a network. The information is presented in an easy to read format, with comparison charts provided to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of different technologies for a variety of practical applications. This new edition is expanded to fully cover HD and wireless technologies and new case studies.

Whether your background is video, networking, broadcast, or telecommunications, you will benefit from the breadth of coverage that this book provides. Real-life application examples give readers successful examples of a variety of Video over IP networks that are up and running today.

Table of Contents

1: Overview of Video Transport
2: Video Transport Applications
3: Video Basics
4: Video and Audio Compression
5: IP Networking Basics
6: From Video into Packets
7: Packet Transport
8: Video Streaming
9: Multicasting
10: Videoconferencing over IP
11: Content Security
12: Transport Security
13: IPTV - IP Video to the Home
14: Video File Transfer
15: Network Administration
Appendix A: Comprehensive Glossary
Appendix B: Reference Guide to Standards Index

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Wes Simpson is President of Telecom Product Consulting, an independent consulting firm that focuses on video and telecommunications products. He has more than 25 years experience in the design, development and marketing of products for telecommunication applications. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as IBC, NAB and VidTrans and is author of the book Video Over IP. Wes was a founding member of the Video Services Forum.


"I find this book among the better ones, for its systematic approach and clarity of the text...The "Video over IP" book is highly recommended for all practising broadcast engineers."- EBU Technical Review

"...here is a guide that gives you everything you need to know to find the best solution for your application."- SCTE