Video Performance in Java

Video Performance in Java

Mark Claypool (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Tom Coates (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Shawn Hooley (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Eric Shea (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA) and Chris Spellacy (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-07-0.ch017
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Abstract

The tremendous growth in both Java and multimedia present an opportunity for cross-platform multimedia applications. However, little research has been done on Java multimedia performance. In this chapter, we present experiments that measure the multimedia performance of an MPEG-1 client in Java. We find Just-In-Time compilation, local media access and processor type significantly affect multimedia performance, while choice of operating system, Java virtual machine and garbage collection have a negligible effect on multimedia performance. Overall, Java still lags considerably behind multimedia performance in C++.

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