iShare Media Sharing Platform
20071217 - 20081216
Dr Shen-chang Chao
• iShare media platform supporting embedded P2P real-time streaming o CDCS server software • Content publish and user registration • Peer collaboration and determination • Administration • Easy web GUI configuration, simple interface • Management • Content (TV channels and media files) • User o Firmware on embedded HMC devices o Player platform (PC) capable of multiple streaming & applications that contains the P2P protocol • iShare hardware modules and platform optimized for iShare applications o H.264 baseline multiple bit-rate encoding o Decoding H.264 bit stream o H.264 multimedia streaming o Analog TV Function o Media storage via USB hard disk or memory card • Connectivity Software Module o Enhance NAT traversal/Firewall penetration capability during P2P streaming
Hong Kong Cable Television Limited i-Cable [Sponsor] KCS Digital [Sponsor] KCSDigital, Inc The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology WOOKSUNG Electronics, Inc.
The objective of this project is to develop a generic Home Media Center (HMC) iShare Media Sharing platform for the fast growing broadband and multimedia consumer electronics market. It builds upon existing HMC technology modules, and expand towards an embedded, versatile, many-to-many coordinated, and distributed content sharing and delivering platform. The HMC iShare platform supports place-shift and time-shift viewing capabilities on a cost-effective embedded system with H.264 video codec and networking technologies. It aims to overcome the many difficulties and challenges in utilizing Internet as a means for “broadcast” video content to the mass audience. The goal is to enable a TV/Media-Anywhere platform using existing internet infrastructure and broadly available consumer electronics devices to bring “LIVE” or stored video content to TV viewers & Internet users at Any Place and Any Time.