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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 963083, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/963083
Research Article

Design and Implementation of Streaming Media Server Cluster Based on FFMpeg

School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China

Received 8 August 2014; Revised 6 October 2014; Accepted 6 October 2014

Academic Editor: Hongwei Guo

Copyright © 2015 Hong Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Poor performance and network congestion are commonly observed in the streaming media single server system. This paper proposes a scheme to construct a streaming media server cluster system based on FFMpeg. In this scheme, different users are distributed to different servers according to their locations and the balance among servers is maintained by the dynamic load-balancing algorithm based on active feedback. Furthermore, a service redirection algorithm is proposed to improve the transmission efficiency of streaming media data. The experiment results show that the server cluster system has significantly alleviated the network congestion and improved the performance in comparison with the single server system.