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Adaptive timeline aware client controlled HTTP streaming
Author(s): Sachin Deshpande
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Paper Abstract

We propose an adaptive timeline aware client controlled HTTP streaming method to improve performance in a situation where the client has buffer constraints and is connected to the network with a constrained bandwidth link. The proposed approach uses the HTTP/1.1 byte ranges feature or URL parameters to achieve a better HTTP streaming performance. The proposed method does not require any change to the HTTP server side. It can support pausing the HTTP stream without any network data transfer occurring during the paused state. It does not rely on the TCP flow control and so it can work with any TCP/IP stack. The proposed approach allows client to intelligently employ single or multiple concurrent HTTP connections to receive streaming media. The client adaptively switches between using single and multiple concurrent HTTP connections based on the streaming media reception status with respect to wall-clock timeline and the media playout timeline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7256, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2009, 725606 (28 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.806059
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Sachin Deshpande, Sharp Labs. of America (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7256:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2009
Reiner Creutzburg; David Akopian, Editor(s)

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