By Topic

A performance comparison of multiple description video streaming in peer-to-peer and content delivery networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Khan, S. ; Inst. of Commun. Networks, Technische Univ. Munchen, Germany ; Schollmeier, R. ; Steinbach, E.

We examine the performance of peer-to-peer (P2P) media streaming using multiple description coding (MDC) and compare it with that of a content delivery network (CDN). In both approaches, multiple servers simultaneously serve one requesting client with complementary descriptions. This approach improves reliability and decreases the data rate a server has to provide. We have implemented both approaches in the ns-2 network simulator. The experimental results indicate that the user perceived video quality of MDC-based streaming in a P2P network can be significantly better than in a CDN, despite the high degree of unreliability of the P2P network.

Published in:

Multimedia and Expo, 2004. ICME '04. 2004 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

30-30 June 2004