Computing rate-distortion optimized policies for streaming media to wireless clients

J. Chakareski, P. A. Chou, B. Aazhang

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We consider the problem of streaming packetized media over the Internet from a server through a base station to a wireless client, in a rate-distortion optimized way. For error control, we employ an incremental redundancy scheme, in which the server can incrementally transmit parity packets in response to negative acknowledgements fed back from the client. Computing the optimal transmission policy for the server involves estimation of the probability that a single packet will be communicated in error as a function of the expected redundancy (or cost) used to communicate the packet. In this paper, we show how to compute this error-cost function, and thereby optimize the server's transmission policy, in this scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - DCC 2002
Subtitle of host publicationData Compression Conference
EditorsJames A. Storer, Martin Cohn
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769514774
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventData Compression Conference, DCC 2002 - Snowbird, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2002Apr 4 2002

Publication series

NameData Compression Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1068-0314


OtherData Compression Conference, DCC 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Data compression
  • Rate-distortion
  • Streaming media


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