In this chapter, we present the necessary background for the remaining chapters of this dissertation. We describe the current trends in video-on-demand systems, highlighting the work on video-on-demand servers and network transportation protocols. In addition, we describe the relevant details of image and video compression necessary for the understanding of this dissertation.


Discrete Cosine Transformation Video Stream Video Compression Frame Average Frame Type 
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