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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.5 P.668-676


Video over IP using standard-compatible multiple description coding: an IETF proposal

Author(s):  Vitali Andrea L., Borneo Antonio, Fumagalli Marco, Rinaldo Roberto

Affiliation(s):  ST Microelectronics, Strategy and System Technology, Agrate Brianza MI 20041, Italy; more

Corresponding email(s):   andrea.vitali@st.com, antonio.borneo@st.com, marco.fumagalli@cefriel.it, roberto.rinaldo@uniud.it

Key Words:  Video streaming, Robust coding, Multiple description coding, Layered coding, Loss/error resilience

Vitali Andrea L., Borneo Antonio, Fumagalli Marco, Rinaldo Roberto. Video over IP using standard-compatible multiple description coding: an IETF proposal[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(5): 668-676.

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Standard-compatible multiple description coding (MDC) and layered coding (LC) are efficient ways to ensure erasure resilient, scalable transmission of encoded multimedia sources via RTP, allowing a gradual degradation of the application quality with increasing packet loss rate and decreasing bandwidth/throughput on the network. In this paper we review the standard-compatible framework proposed to IETF. Alternative techniques such as robust source coding and channel coding techniques (ARQ: automatic repeat request, FEC: forward error correction) are presented; their integration into the proposed framework is also discussed. The performances of MDC and LC either coupled with channel coding or not, are summarized by reference to current literature. Typical cases and examples are illustrated.

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