Problem Statement for HTTP Streaming

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Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2010-10-25)
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HTTP Streaming allows breaking the live contents or stored contents into several chunks/fragments and supplying them in order to the client. However streaming long duration and high quality media over the internet to satisfy the real time streaming requirements has several Challenges when we require the client to access the same media content with the common Quality experience at any device, anytime, anywhere. This document explores problems inherent in HTTP streaming. Several issues regarding network support for HTTP Streaming have been raised, which include QoE improvement offering to streaming video over Internet, efficient delivery, Playback control and real time streaming media synchronization support.


Qin Wu (
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