A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ONLINE VIDEO PLATFORMS FOR INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY
##article.abstract##In this paper the technical performances and the effectiveness of four open source platforms for online video delivery were evaluated in order to find optimal solution in developing the ICT countries’ market. The paper draws upon literature reviews to address the development trends in online video delivery and presents the advantages of using open source video platforms. In order to reduce the costs of service realization and possibilities for expansion of the system for online video delivery, the four open source video platforms were tested in real test environment and the differences between them were analyzed. The experiment was performed by analyzing the online video advertising as a good example of online information delivery application. The scientific and systematic method for open source video online serving platforms evaluation, that can enable project designers to determine the important factors for the implementation of online video delivery systems, was proposed. Furthermore, this study focuses on the characteristics that open source platforms offer in order to overcome problems related to the development of the ICT countries’ markets.