White Papers

An Overview of Compressed Video Transport Protocols over IP

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.”
Andrew Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 2nded., p 254

•There are many protocol options in use today for transporting compressed video over an IP network
•We will present an overview of these options, and discuss where they are best applied

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A Performance Measurement Study of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport Protocol

The speed and reliability of the Internet has made it possible for broadcasters to use it as a cost-effective low-latency contribution link. Many companies have commercial products providing this functionality, and all of these products are implemented as a variation of the ARQ (Automatic Repeat reQuest) protocol. The Video Services Forum (VSF) has published the TR-06-1 Reliable Internet Stream Transport protocol specification to provide interoperability between such products. The first...

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Content Monetization and Dynamic Ad Insertion

Ad Insertion is a very important part of many video delivery systems, because of the monetization aspect – it generates revenue! With Over-The-Top (OTT) video delivery on the Internet, the holy grail of advertisement is finally achievable.

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White Paper — A Study of Protocols for Low-Latency Video Transport over the Internet

This scholarly paper investigates and presents, in full detail and analysis, a comparison between SMPTE-2022 FEC (Forward Error Correction) and new Selective Retransmission techniques such as ARQ (Automatic Repeat reQuest) . The analysis here demonstrates the superiority of ARQ vs SMPTE-2022 in terms of packet recovery capabilities while achieving this with much lower overhead and latency.

The paper is co-written by Dr. Ciro Noronha, Ph. D. of Cobalt Digital. The paper is to be...

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Error Resistant Internet Video Transmission Basic Presentation

This illustrated slide presentation provides an overview presentation discussing handling packet losses using Video over IP. The paper highlights Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Automatic Repeat Request / Automatic Repeat Query (ARQ) protocols and the advantages/trade-offs between the protocols, as well as easy-to-comprehend comparisons and analyses of both protocols.

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Streaming to Facebook Using Cobalt Encoders

Read How to Stream to Facebook Using Cobalt Encoders in this easy-to-use whitepaper.

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IP Video Transport Protocols – Knowing What To Use When – and Why

This white paper provides a high-level overview of trade-offs between delivery reliability and latency as related to various IP transport protocols using UPD and TCP. Each major protocol is discussed, along with overviews of each in terms of its best usage and applicability across various use cases.

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Enterprise Multicast Video Using 9990/BBG-1090-ENC-H264-IP Encoders

Read how Cobalt’s 9990-ENC-H264-IP and BBG-1090-ENC-H264-IP HD/SD-SDI/CVBS H.264 Encoders with Streaming IP Output MPEG Encoders can be used to very efficiently distribute video as distribution-specific devices in the corporate video distribution infrastructure.

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Bridging the Gap between Traditional and OTT Services

Read how Cobalt MPEG Encoders can be used for both traditional and Over The Top (OTT) live video services, providing the proper output formats for both workflows while saving in capital expenditures.

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Cobalt SCTE 104 Insertion and Processing Options

Cobalt Digital offers two new SCTE 104 digital program insertion and processing options for Cobalt openGear® cards and BBG-1000 Series stand-alone processors. The download here fully describes the Cobalt SCTE104 options available.

+SCTE104 and SCTE104-FAST are available for the following cards and associated stand-alone units:

• 9902-UDX, 9903-UDX, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE, 9950-EMDE-ANC cards for openGear®

• BBG-1000 Series standalone models — BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1003...

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