Network-aware rate adaptation for video streaming

Aravindan Raghuveer, Ewa Kusmierek, David H Du

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Since the current Internet provides beat-effort service, timely delivery of data is not guaranteed for video streaming applications. Providing Quality of Service(QoS) in such a setting requires server/client to be network-aware and adaptive. We present a dynamic rate and quality adaptation scheme where the server varies its sending rate (without varying the quality) to adapt to the network and client conditions and only as a last resort, does quality adaptation. Our approach is unique because the server's sending rate is calculated based on the client's varying demand and the network status. We do not model the network as a black-box but instead augment end-point observations with feedback from the network and hence represent its status more precisely. We also propose a method to reduce the amount of control information needed to make adaptation decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jun 30 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)


Other2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • QoS
  • Rate adaptation
  • Trace compression


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