Categories : All, Media and Entertainment, Mobile and Wireless
The module is an interactive streaming multimedia application capable of audio and video content distribution over various networks.
The application allows users to add tags to a video file and view the video along with any tags associated with the video.
Uploaded videos could be tagged either at the client end or at the server end.
The user provides a choice to view the tags while the video is being played or when the video has finished playing.
Users also have the option to download the tags and save the tags locally.
The communication medium between the client devices and central server for the application will be WLAN and GPRS networks.
|Operating System & Server Management||Windows OS, Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups, Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance|
|Development Tools & Environments||VC++ 6.0, Microsoft Platform SDK, For Symbian (Carbide, .Net, CodeWarrior), For WinCE (Microsoft VS, Win 32 SDK, PocketPC SDK, XML etc.|
|Database||MSSQL Database Server, For Symbian (Symbian Native Database), DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||2|
The web server was identified as the core component of the streaming multimedia system. Through the web server it could be possible to configure and monitor the entire system. The web server would also allow for centralized monitoring of the security and keep track of mobile & PDA users to display location-based content that was made available either through WLAN, GPRS networks. Web server and the central server were designed to run on Windows. Web server functioned on static IP address. Mobile users could connect directly to web server using GPRS, WLAN. Security was ensured through designing web pages to handle communications by interacting with the database via the implementation of .Net pages. Compose SMS or MMS and send it to the respective gateway to ensure effective performance.
The system facilitated video uploading and downloading for users besides providing extensive features for creating tags for video uploads. The tags were user-dependant and could be created in image, video and text format. The tagging process was implemented such that the tags could be edited while the video was being played (real-time) or after the video was done playing (differed-time) effectively allowing greater freedom for users. Various video categories were incorporated in the system to systematically index all videos and allow for user-defined category preferences. After proper validation, users could also edit their video uploads on the system itself.
A superior video conversion engine was exclusively created to make different video formats compatible for being played on various mobiles as well the PC. Besides offering cross platform usability, the system also ensured seamless playing of videos by dividing video files into smaller clips depending upon their size. These clips could be easily streamed in succession while more clips were being downloaded through the backend process creating the illusion of break free and continuous video play. The system was developed and fully functional within a span of 4 months.