• Quiz 2 (and Quiz 1) marks have been posted.
  • NOTE: Quiz 2 will be held on 14 March 2011.
  • Change of Room: Lectures are now held Mondays 18:30-20:30 in room COM1/210 ("SR10", 2nd floor of COM1), NUS School of Computing, 13 Computing Drive.
  • Our class project involves MP3 audio streaming in our own streaming media server with a Linux server and a Windows client (shown below). MP3 data will be packetized according to RFC 2250 and RFC 5219.
  • Yima PE Media Player

  • We will be using the Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE) for forum discussions, announcements, and possibly other materials.

Lecture 12 (4 April 2011): Peer-to-Peer Streaming

Reading List:

Resilient Peer-to-Peer Streaming V. N. Padmanabhan, H. J. Wang, P. A. Chou; ICNP 2003, Atlanta, GA. [CoopNet Home Page] Dagster: Contributor Aware Peer-to-Peer Media Streaming in Heterogeneous Environment W. T. Ooi; ACM/SPIE MMCN 2005.

Slides: P2P Streaming

About CS5248 (Spring 2011)

This module is targeted at computer science graduate students and covers the major aspects of continuous media (digital video and audio) systems -- from coding to transmission to playback. Issues such as transport protocols, control protocols, scheduling, caching, buffering, synchronization and adaptations will be examined. After taking the course, students are expected to understand the network and OS issues involved in building continuous media applications, and able to apply practical solutions to solve them.

Originally, CS5248 was conducted as a research-oriented module. Previously when CS5248 was offered (in 2005 and 2007) it was more hands-on and application oriented, even though students were still expected to pick up useful research skills such as reading and writing papers, and solving research problems from the course. This time around it will again be somewhat more research-oriented. The course will include a project, but its exact nature will depend on how many students will attend the class.


Here are some books related to this course.

  • Dashti, Ali E. and Kim, Seon Ho and Shahabi, Cyrus and Zimmermann, Roger.
    Streaming Media Server Design [ Amazon ]

    Book Cover

  • Steinmetz, Ralf and Nahrstedt, Klara.
    Multimedia Systems [ Amazon ]

Students interested in this module may also be interested in:

If you enjoy reading these papers, you will enjoy this class: