Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Paper given at the Information Technology and Telecommunications Conference, 2006 (ITT 2006), Carlow, Ireland, October, 2006.


Video is a frame based media and video streaming is often described as “bursty” which has a large impact on the Quality of Service of the video streaming application over WLAN networks. In this paper the impact of background load on the performance of streaming MPEG-4 video with a video server located on the wired network streaming to wireless client is analysed. We experimentally investigate the performance for both uplink and downlink loads. The performance is measured in terms of the key parameters of bit rate, loss rate and mean delay since these are the primary factors that affect the perceived video quality at the receiver.