(IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security,Vol. 8, No. 7, 2010
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Figure 2: Multi LAN with MLICs
Additionally, several video conferencing systems areexisted nowadays in the market. Each one of them has itsown advantage as well as some disadvantage. The mostimportant literature view limitation of this study can besummarized in Table 1. The limitation in the existingsystem can be addressed and overcame by usingmulticasting capability over IPv6 to deliver audio andvideo to the multimedia conferencing participants.
System Explanation LimitationCurrentMCS
The current MCSis a conferencingsystem thatallows clients toconfer by usingvideo and audio.Current MCSuses MLIC todistribute audioand video throughthe WAN orInternet.MLIC is anapplication layerentity that causedelay in audioand videodelivery. MLICuses unicast,which generateunnecessarytraffic.
The HCP6 is ahigh qualityconferencingplatform. Theaudio is encodedin MP3 format.The HCP6 videois encoded inMPEG4 format.It uses IPv6multicast foraudio and videodelivery.Substantial end-to-end delaymay be causeddue to thedouble bufferingthat used totransfer audioand video. Thisis not suitablefor interactivecommunications.
VIC onlyprovides thevideo part of theIt uses multicastover IPv4, whichis usuallymultimediaconferencing.Audio, WB, andcontrol tools areimplementedseparately.dropped byrouters.
This study isfocused ondesigning andimplementation ahigh-quality videoconferencing toolbased on IPv6capability.It uses theencoding / decodingoperations andthe built-inmultiplexing / de-multiplexingoperations thatcauses a delay. Itis the mainlimitation of thisstudy.Furthermore,delay is a veryimportant factorespecially inreal-timeapplications.
VLC mediaplayer is aportablemultimedia playerfor various audioand video formatslike MPEG-1,MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3. Inaddition to thatVLC has thecapability to playsDVDs, VCDs,and variousformats. Thesystemcomponents areVLS (VideoLANServer) and theVLC (VideoLANClient).There are stillsome features of the VLC mediaplayer which donot supportIPv6. Inparticular, it isimpossible touse RTSP overIPv6 because theunderlyinglibrary,Live.com, doesnot support IPv6at the time of writing. VLC bydefault usesIPv4.
It uses IPv4multicastcapability todeliver themultimediapackets amongthe participant.It uses multicastover IPv4, whichis usuallydropped byrouters.