06542546 is referenced by 53 patents.
A multi-media delivery system for delivering a compressed bitstream through a network to a user device includes a transcoder and a manager. The transcoder is configured to operate on the bit stream using in any one of a plurality of conversion modes. The manager is configured to selecting a particular one of the plurality of conversion modes dependent on semantic content of the bitstream and network characteristics. The system also includes a content classifier to determine the content characteristics, and a model predicator to determine the network characteristics, and user device characteristics. An integrator of the manager generates an optimal rate-quality function to be used for selecting the particular conversion model for a given available bit rate of the network.