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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.100 P.112~118

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.AS0112


On optimal receiver buffer size in adaptive Internet video streaming


Author(s):  Ozbek Nukhet, Tunali E. Turhan

Affiliation(s):  International Computer Institute, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir 35100, Turkey

Corresponding email(s):   nukhet.ozbek@ege.edu.tr

Key Words:  Video streaming, Receiver buffer size


Ozbek Nukhet, Tunali E. Turhan. On optimal receiver buffer size in adaptive Internet video streaming[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(100): 112~118.

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Abstract: 
The effect of receiver buffer size on perceived video quality of an Internet video streamer application was examined in this work. Several network conditions and several versions of the application are used to gain understanding of the response to varying buffer sizes. Among these conditions local area versus wide area, bandwidth estimation based versus non-bandwidth estimation based cases are examined in detail. A total of 1000 min of video is streamed over Internet and statistics are collected. It was observed that when bandwidth estimation is possible, choosing larger buffer size for higher available bandwidth yields quality increase in perceived video.

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