Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

The Role of Log Entries in the Quality Control of Video Distribution

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_15,
        author={Ismo Hakala and Sanna Laine and Mikko Myllym\aa{}ki and Jari Penttil\aa{}},
        title={The Role of Log Entries in the Quality Control of Video Distribution},
        proceedings={Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Quality of Service log file streaming video lecture},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_15}
    }
    
  • Ismo Hakala
    Sanna Laine
    Mikko Myllymäki
    Jari Penttilä
    Year: 2012
    The Role of Log Entries in the Quality Control of Video Distribution
    MOBIMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_15
Ismo Hakala1,*, Sanna Laine1,*, Mikko Myllymäki1,*, Jari Penttilä1,*
  • 1: University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
*Contact email: ismo.hakala@chydenius.fi, sanna.laine@chydenius.fi, mikko.myllymaki@chydenius.fi, jari.penttila@chydenius.fi

Abstract

Diversification of university teaching with the help of video lectures has become much more common during the past few years. Once videos have become an essential part of teaching arrangements, whoever organizes the teaching must also pay attention to factors related to videos in quality system work for teaching. In the video production process it is the factors related to video transmission that exert influence on the usability of videos and set limitations for their production. A lot of information about those factors can be obtained from the media server log files. The particular focus of this paper is on the functionality of the connection between a server and a client and its effect on users. The paper deals with information obtained from a media server’s log file, describes the activities around collection and handling of log data, and introduces a preliminary classification for monitoring video transmissions. The results obtained from the media server’s log files are presented in accordance with that classification system at the end of the paper.