Multi-interface streaming of scalable video

Tiia Sutinen, Jouni Knuutinen, Markus Luoto

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Scalable Video Coding (SVC) creates new possibilities for video service delivery in heterogeneous multi-access networks as it allows splitting the video into independently streamable layers. Today's terminal devices often have multiple network interfaces, and with multihoming and mobility capabilities the devices are able to use the interfaces also simultaneously for connecting to networked services. Thus for streaming SVC-encoded video, an interesting new use case is the ability to receive the same video stream over multiple network connections. Such multi-interface streaming capability would benefit situations where, for example, no single access network within the user's reach is capable of supporting the whole video stream or when the service provider wants to make only the base quality stream available to all us-ers (e.g. via DVB-H) but offers a quality enhancement for paying customers via some other connection (e.g. WLAN). In this paper, we present a prototype implementation for realizing multi-interface streaming for SVC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationMobile Multimedia Communications, MobiMedia 2010
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-35155-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-35154-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, MOBIMEDIA 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sept 20108 Sept 2010

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering


Conference6th International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, MOBIMEDIA 2010
Abbreviated titleMOBIMEDIA 2010


  • Scalable video coding
  • multihoming
  • prototype


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