Split-Domain TCP-Friendly Protocol For MPEG-4 Adaptive Rate Video Streaming Over 3G Networks
Ha, Rick Wan Kei
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The imminent inception of third-generation (3G) mobile communication networks offers an unprecedented opportunity for the development of video streaming applications through wireless Internet access. Different design challenges exist in implementing video streaming connections spanning both wired and wireless domains. A split-domain TCP-friendly streaming video transmission protocol is presented based on adaptive rate encoding in the MPEG-4 video format. Network simulations are conducted to demonstrate the benefits and viability of such a video streaming scheme over existing options. Further feature enhancements and refinements are necessary for the proposed protocol to achieve its full potential.