Adding a new dimension to HTTP Adaptive Streaming through multiple-source capabilities

Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix , Mathias Lacaud , Daniel Negru , Jordi Mongay Batalla , Eugen Borcoci


Adaptive streaming protocols over HTTP (HAS), such as MPEG-DASH, have become the de-facto solutions to deliver video over the Internet. By avoiding buffer stalling, HAS increases end-user's Quality of Experience (QoE). These solutions always bind a client to one server. We propose to extend HAS capabilities to multiple-source streaming, which offers the opportunity to obtain higher QoE by exploiting expanded bandwidth and link diversity in distributed streaming infrastructures. We expose a pragmatic evolving DASH-compliant solution for dynamic adaptive Multiple-Source Streaming over HTTP (MS-Stream) that simultaneously utilizes several servers. We validated our approach using network profiles from DASH Industry Forum and Internet users. Our solution is compared to optimal-yet practically unfeasible-DASH solutions in multiple-source environments and over several QoE criteria. Results show the QoE gains of using MS-Stream against DASH; an online demonstration of our work is available.
Author Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix - Labolatory Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique (LaBRI)
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, Mathias Lacaud - University of Bordeaux
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, Daniel Negru - University of Bordeaux
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, Jordi Mongay Batalla IT
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- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Eugen Borcoci - University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB)
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Journal seriesIEEE Multimedia, ISSN 1070-986X
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishDASH; adaptive streaming; multi-source streaming; evolving streaming solution
projectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7232, start date 07-06-2017, planned end date 30-11-2018, IT/2017/statut, Implemented
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 04-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 04-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.849 (2) - 2016=3.227 (5)
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