17 January 2005 Multipath streaming: optimization and evaluation
Author Affiliations +
Quality of service (QoS) in delivery of continuous media (CM) over the Internet is still relatively poor, which is largely a result of packet losses often due to congestion. Previous work has shown that the use of multiple paths, existing in the network between a set of senders and a receiver, to deliver CM can be beneficial and should lead to improved QoS. In this paper, we study the problem of load distribution, i.e., properly distributing a CM stream among the multiple paths. We first focus on determining an appropriate optimization objective for computing the load distribution. We then conduct a performance study to understand the goodness of our optimization objectives and the resulting benefits of using multiple paths to deliver CM data.
© (2005) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Bassem Abdouni, Bassem Abdouni, William C.-W. Cheng, William C.-W. Cheng, Alix L. H. Chow, Alix L. H. Chow, Leana Golubchik, Leana Golubchik, W.-J. Lee, W.-J. Lee, John C.S. Lui, John C.S. Lui, } "Multipath streaming: optimization and evaluation", Proc. SPIE 5680, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587462; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.587462

Back to Top