Keywords: MidField system, middleware, adaptive streaming, multipoint communication, audio-video communication, media processing, networking, mobile agents, digital video, high definition video
MidField system: configuration of media processing modules for multipoint communication
The authors have designed and implemented a middleware system for multipoint audio-video communication on interconnected computer networks, which supports various audio-video stream formats. This paper illustrates the configurations of streaming modules for multipoint communication in the authors proposal of the MidField system. The MidField system has many useful functions for actual multipoint audio-video communication sessions according to end users' communication environment. The system is based on mobile agent technique and able to use Windows Media Video (WMV), digital video (DV) and high-definition video (HDV) on multipoint communication session.