An Efficient FEC Method for High-Quality Video Transmission on the Broadband Internet

Tohru KONDO  Kouji NISHIMURA  Reiji AIBARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.3   pp.643-650
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology IV)
Category: Multicast
Keyword: 
high-quality video,  broadband Internet,  robustness,  packet loss,  forward error correction,  Reed-Solomon coding,  interleaving,  

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Summary: 
FEC (Forward Error Correction) can repair the damage to communication quality due to packet loss. The growing requirement of FEC for high-quality video transmission is inevitable on broadband networks. We have designed and implemented FEC, and integrated it to our developed video transmission system named "mpeg2ts." Our goal is to make it possible to deploy this system on the broadband Internet. However, the problem with constant redundancy of FEC is that weakness to fluctuation of network condition. To resolve this problem, in this paper, we propose and evaluate an efficient FEC method for high-quality video transmission. The proposed mechanisms can provide robustness as well as saving of processing load and optimization of bandwidth consumption. Moreover, we integrate it into a system to deploy it on the real broadband Internet. Transmission experiment demonstrates availability of developed system deployed on the network.