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Scalable video coding (SVC) and multiple description coding (MDC) are the two different adaptation schemes for video transmission over heterogeneous and best-effort networks such as the Internet. We present a new approach to combine the advantages of SVC and MDC to provide reliable video communication over a wider range of communication networks and/or satisfy application requirements. Our proposed method utilizes 3D discrete wavelet transform and a modified embedded zero tree data structure to group the coefficients in different descriptions. The proposed method reduces the impact of the drift error by organizing the frames in a hierarchical structure.