Mobile Video Streaming Over Heterogeneous Networks

Al-Suhail, Ghaida A., Fleury, Martin and Al-Majeed, Salah M. Saleh (2011) Mobile Video Streaming Over Heterogeneous Networks. In: Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 175-200. ISBN 9781609605636, 1609605632, 9781609605643

Full content URL:

Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type:Book Section
Item Status:Live Archive


All-IP networks are under development with multimedia services in mind. Video multicast is an efficient way to deliver one video simultaneously to many users over such heterogeneous wired-to-wireless networks, such as in wireless IP applications where a mobile terminal communicates with an IP server through a wired IP network in tandem with a wireless network. Unicast video streaming is also an attractive way to deliver time-shifted TV to mobile devices. This Chapter presents a simple cross-layer model that leads to the optimal throughput to multiple users for multicasting video over a heterogeneous network. An adaptive forward-error-correction scheme is applied at the byte-level as well as at the packet-level to reduce channel errors. The results show that a server can significantly adapt to the bandwidth and FEC codes to maximize the video quality of service. For unicast streaming, the Chapter presents a single negative acknowledgment scheme in which a video stream is transmitted over a heterogeneous network from a streaming server to a mobile device in a WiMAX network. The broadband streaming system is compared to several candidate solutions based on originally wired network congestion controllers. Multi-connection streaming is also investigated.

Keywords:Video streaming, wireless IP, wireless network
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:46750
Deposited On:29 Sep 2021 09:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page