Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 207–224 | Cite as

A scalable and adaptive video streaming framework over multiple paths

  • Ivan Lee
  • Jong Hyuk ParkEmail author


In this paper, we examine the frame loss probabilities for multiple-description coded video transmitted over independent paths. We apply an efficient multiple description coding technique for the analysis, and we investigate the impact of drifting error in terms of the probability of receiving freeze frames for reconstructed video. In order to improve the video delivery, an adaptive video coding scheme by adjusting the length of group-of-pictures is investigated in this paper. In addition, a scalable video streaming framework from client-server, centralized peer-to-peer, and decentralized peer-to-peer network topologies are examined. Analytical and experimental results based on Gilbert model are used to evaluate the performance of the proposed adaptive and scalable video streaming framework.


Video Streaming Peer-to-peer Multi-path 



This research was supported in part by the MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) Support program supervised by the IITA (Institute of Information Technology Advancement) (IITA-2008-C1090-0801-0020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and Information EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSeoul National University of TechnologySeoulSouth Korea

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