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This paper reviews practical video delivery technologies, examining existing mobile networks, commercialized or standardized transport, and coding technologies. Compression efficiency, power dissipation, and error control are intrinsic issues in wireless video delivery. Among these issues, error control technologies are evaluated at four layers: 1) layer-1/2 transport; 2) end-to-end transport layer such as TCP/IP or RTP/UDP/IP; 3) error-resilience tool and network adaptation layer) and 4) source coder layer. Layer-1/2 transport tends to provide two distinct conditions: one quasi-error-free, in which upper layer error control technologies show a limited improvement, and one with a burst of errors during the fading period, in which the adaptability of error control is essential. Emerging mobile network quality of service will have a large variation of bandwidth and delay. Thus, adaptive rate control and error recovery are identified as more crucial issues for future research.