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Video streaming over wireless networks have many challenges due to the high error rate and burst packet error characteristic. Forward error correction (FEC) is a method commonly used to handle losses in real-time communication. Conventional FEC mechanisms provide redundancy by an averaged packet loss rate and performance decreases by burst packet losses. However, the average packet loss rate cannot give any indication of burst packet loss. Hence, the conventional FEC mechanisms cannot recover original source data over wireless networks. In this paper, we propose a burst-aware adaptive FEC (BAFEC) control mechanism to overcome burst packet losses. We will therefore be able to take account of average burst packet loss length. The sender can rely on this information in order to adjust the FEC redundancy. The experimental result shows that compared to the conventional FEC mechanisms, our proposed mechanism achieved better recovery performance in terms of packet loss rate and PSNR.