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Improving Internet Video Streaming Performance by Parallel TCP-Based Request-Response Streams

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3 Author(s)
Kuschnig, R. ; Inst. of Inf. Technol. (ITEC), Klagenfurt Univ., Klagenfurt, Austria ; Kofler, I. ; Hellwagner, H.

TCP-based video streaming encounters difficulties in unreliable networks with unanticipated packet loss. In combination with high round trip times, the effective throughput deteriorates rapidly and TCP connection resets or stalls may occur. In this paper, we propose a client-driven video transmission scheme which utilizes multiple HTTP/TCP streams. The scheme is largely insensitive to unanticipated packet loss and thereby reduces throughput fluctuations. Since it is based on HTTP, the scheme can easily be deployed in existing network infrastructures. It fosters scalability on the server side by shifting complexity from the server to the clients. Certain features of request-response schemes allow maintaining fairness, despite of using multiple HTTP streams. Making use of TCP, the scheme inherently adapts to congested network links.

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Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2010 7th IEEE

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9-12 Jan. 2010