Error resilient video over multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS)

Sanigepalli Praveenkumar, Hari Kalva, Borko Furht
2006 Multimedia tools and applications  
With available data rates for mobile devices constantly increasing, services such as video broadcast and multicast are becoming feasible. A new standard called Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) is being developed by 3GPP to enable new class of spectrum-efficient multimedia services. Multicast services are expected to serve a diverse user base with varying connectivity and capabilities. We analyze the problem of video error resilience in MBMS services that is critical to maintain
more » ... sistent quality for end users. The existing error resilience techniques for IP multicasting are not applicable in the MBMS environment. In this paper, we present error resilience techniques that are applicable within the context of the MBMS standard. We propose an Intra Block Refresh method for MBMS services and the results show improved performance. We develop a methodology that can be applied to adapting traditional error resilience tools for the MBMS environment.
doi:10.1007/s11042-006-6142-1 fatcat:vudm3qlle5fkbnocj4xqrxe4eu