Optimal packet scheduling and rate control for video streaming

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Gurses E., Akar G. B., AKAR N.

Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing 2007, San-Jose, Costa Rica, 30 January - 01 February 2007, vol.6508 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6508
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.704284
  • City: San-Jose
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we propose a new low-complexity retransmission based optimal video streaming and rate adaptation algorithm. The proposed OSRC (Optimal packet Scheduling and Rate Control) algorithm provides average reward optimal solution to the joint scheduling and rate control problem. The efficacy of the OSRC algorithm is demonstrated against optimal FEC based schemes and results are verified over TFRC (TCP Friendly Rate Control) transport with ns-2 simulations.