Real-time entertainment services deployed over the open, unmanaged Internet – streaming audio and video – account now for more than 70% of the evening traffic in North American fixed access networks and it is assumed that this figure will reach 80% by 2020. The technology used for such services is commonly referred to as Dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP and is widely adopted by various platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Flimmit, etc. thanks to the standardization of MPEG-DASH. This presentation provides an overview of the MPEG-DASH standard, various implementation options - specifically on informative aspects -, and reviews the work-in-progress and future research directions.
Christian Timmerer is an Associate Professor with Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, and his research focus is on immersive multimedia communication, streaming, adaptation, and quality of experience. He has authored over 150 publications in his research area and was the General Chair of WIAMIS 2008, QoMEX 2013, and ACM MMSys 2016. He participated in several EC-funded projects, notably, DANAE, ENTHRONE, P2P-Next, ALICANTE, SocialSensor, and the COST Action IC1003 QUALINET. He also participated in ISO/MPEG work for several years, notably, in the areas of MPEG-21, MPEG-M, MPEG-V, and MPEG-DASH. He is a Co-Founder of Bitmovin and CIO | Head of Research and Standardization.