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Cross-layer design breaks away from traditional network design where each layer of the protocol stack operates independently. We explore the potential syner-gies of exchanging information between different layers to support real-time video streaming. In this new approach information is exchanged between different layers of the protocol stack, and end-to-end(More)
—Today, the technology for video streaming over the Internet is converging towards a paradigm named HTTP-based adaptive streaming (HAS), which brings two new features. First, by using HTTP/TCP, it leverages network-friendly TCP to achieve both firewall/NAT traversal and bandwidth sharing. Second, by pre-encoding and storing the video in a number of discrete(More)
—A unified optimization framework for rate allocation among multiple video multicast sessions sharing a wireless network is presented. Our framework applies to delivery of both scalable and non-scalable video streams. In both cases, the optimization objective is to minimize the total video distortion of all peers without incurring excessive network(More)
We analyze the benefits of optimal multi-path routing on video streaming, in a band-limited ad hoc network. In such environments the actions of each node can potentially impact the overall network conditions. Thus optimal routing solutions which seek to minimize congestion are attractive as they make use of the resources efficiently. For low-latency video(More)
We analyze the benefits of information sharing between the application layer and the transport layer, for streaming video encoded at several different qualities, in a mobile wireless network. The application relies on statistics collected at the transport layer and on a video distortion model to select the highest quality that can be supported by the(More)
We consider the problem of scalable video streaming from a server to multinetwork clients over heterogeneous access networks, with the goal of minimizing the distortion of the received videos. This problem has numerous applications including: 1) mobile devices connecting to multiple licensed and ISM bands, and 2) cognitive multiradio devices employing(More)
We propose a novel approach for light field compression that incorporates disparity compensation into 4-D wavelet coding using disparity-compensated lifting. With this approach, we obtain the benefits of wavelet coding, including compression efficiency and scalability in all dimensions. Additionally, our proposed approach solves the irreversibility(More)
The performance of low-latency video streaming with multipath routing over ad hoc networks is studied. As the available transmission rate of individual links in an ad hoc network is typically limited due to power and bandwidth constraints, a single node transmitting multimedia data may impact the overall network congestion and may therefore need to limit(More)
Contemporary wireless devices integrate multiple networking technologies, such as cellular, WiMax and IEEE 802.11a/b/g, as alternative means of accessing the Internet. Efficient utilization of available bandwidth over heterogeneous access networks is important, especially for media streaming applications with high data rates and stringent delay(More)
—We consider the problem of rate allocation among multiple simultaneous video streams sharing multiple heterogeneous access networks. We develop and evaluate an analytical framework for optimal rate allocation based on observed available bit rate (ABR) and round-trip time (RTT) over each access network and video distortion-rate (DR) characteristics. The(More)