This paper describes a method for robust streaming of combined MPEG-2 audio/video content over in-home wireless networks. We make use of currently used content distribution formats and network protocols. The transmitted bit-rate is constantly adapted to the available network bandwidth, such that audio and video artifacts caused by packet loss are avoided. Bit-rate adaptation is achieved by using a packet scheduling technique called I-Frame Delay (IFD), which performs priority-based frame dropping upon insufficient bandwidth. We show an implementation using RTP and an implementation using TCP. Measurements on a real-life demonstrator set-up demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.
|Title of host publication||Autonomic Management of Mobile Multimedia Services (Proceedings 9th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services, MMNS 2006, Dublin, Ireland, October 25-27, 2006)|
|Editors||A. Helmy, B. Jennings, L. Murphy, T. Pfeifer|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|