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Synchronization Of Clients To Maximize Multicast Opportunities,
February 18, 2014
A content monitor includes a processor that at least receives requests from a plurality of clients for content, instructs each client to retry their respective request at a first later time if the request is received before a first time, counts the requests to determine if a number of the requests exceeds a threshold if the request is received before a second time, instructs each client to retry their respective request at a second later time if the counted number of requests does not exceed a first threshold, instructs each client to join a multicast group to receive the content when the number of requests exceeds the first threshold, and counts a number of late clients joining the multicast group after a first portion of the content has been sent to the multicast group.
System And Method To Distribute Video-On-Demand Content,
May 14, 2013
Method, system and computer-readable medium to distribute VOD content are disclosed. A method of displaying video content includes accessing an association table for video-on-demand (VOD) content. The association table includes a first segment entry associated with a first video segment of a first length and a second segment entry associated with a second video segment of a second length that is longer than the first length. The first segment entry includes a first multicast group ID and the second segment entry includes a second multicast group ID. The method further includes receiving the first video segment via the first multicast group ID, displaying the received first video segment, and receiving the second video segment via the second multicast group ID within a period of time of displaying the first video segment.
Systems And Methods For Directing Content Requests To Servers,
March 13, 2012
A method of delivering content to a client includes receiving a request for the content from the client at a first server, determining the size of the content, and determining an optimal server to provide the content. The method further includes redirecting the client to the optimal server when the size of the content is above a threshold.