System and method for managing a shared streaming media service

  • US 7,779,096 B2
  • Filed: 06/23/2003
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for managing admission of requests to a shared media server, the method comprising:

  • allowing each of a plurality of hosting services access to any of a set of shared resources for serving their respective streaming files to clients, wherein said set of shared resources comprises memory; and

    managing admission of client requests for streaming files to each of the plurality of hosting services to ensure that a desired amount of usage of the shared resources is available to each hosting service, wherein said managing admission of client requests for streaming files comprises;

    receiving a client request for a streaming file to be served from one of said hosting services; and

    using a segment-based memory model to determine whether at least a portion of the requested streaming file is in the memory.

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