An adaptive multimedia transmission protocol for distributed multimedia applications

Shu Ching Chen, Mei Ling Shyu, I. Gray, Hongli Lu

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper, an end-to-end real-time adaptive protocol for multimedia transmission is presented. The transmission rate is determined by the quadratic probing algorithm that can obtain the maximal utilization of the client buffer and minimal allocation of the network bandwidth. It is also coupled with a congestion control mechanism that can effectively decrease the packet loss rate during network congestion. We investigate the performance of our quadratic probing algorithm in different congestion levels under both Local Area Net (LAN) and Internet environment. Performance analysis reveals that our approach is more robust in avoiding overflow and underflow in different network congestion levels, and adapting to the changing network delays. Comparisons are made with the fixed rate approach and the rate by playback requirement approach. Experimental results show that the proposed real time protocol with rate adjusting quadratic probing algorithm is efficient in utilizing the network resources and decreasing the packet loss ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages537-542
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769519210, 9780769519210
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003 - Providence, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence
Period5/19/035/22/03

Keywords

  • Adaptive control
  • Application software
  • Bandwidth
  • Local area networks
  • Multimedia systems
  • Protocols
  • Quality of service
  • Real time systems
  • Streaming media
  • Videoconference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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    Chen, S. C., Shyu, M. L., Gray, I., & Lu, H. (2003). An adaptive multimedia transmission protocol for distributed multimedia applications. In Proceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003 (pp. 537-542). [1203609] (Proceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCSW.2003.1203609