Probing-Based Channel Adaptive Video Streaming for Wireless 3G Network

Jae-Won KIM  Hyeong-Min NAM  Sang-Ju LEE  Jae-Yong LEE  Sung-Jea KO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.2   pp.357-363
Publication Date: 2006/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.2.357
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multimedia QoS Evaluation and Management Technologies)
QoS,  network buffer,  client buffer,  available bandwidth,  RTP/RTCP,  

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We propose a probing-based channel adaptive video streaming method to provide seamless video transmission over the wireless 3G network. In the proposed method, the available bandwidth (AB) of the end-to-end path is estimated by analyzing RTP packets at the streaming client and the network/client buffer status (NCBS) is predicted by examining the RTCP receiver report (RR) and the application defined packet (APP) including the AB information. Using the estimated AB, the NCBS, and the stored multirate bitstream information, the proposed streaming method determines the next transmission bitrate precisely. Experimental results indicate that the proposed method can be effectively used for video streaming.