Document Type

Conference Paper


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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Communication engineering and systems, telecommunications

Publication Details

Paper given at the Information Technology and Telecommunications Conference 2008 (ITT 208) Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, October, 2008.


Video streaming over Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANS) is becoming an increasingly popular service. However, end user OoS is highly influenced by many factors. These include the video codec used, the packetization scheme, error concealment and correction techniques, the complexity of the video, propagation losses, and the line rate. In this paper the effect of the line rate on the capacity of the network when streaming multimedia content is analyzed experimentally. It is shown that as the line rate decreases the bandwidth load of the video stream dramatically increases leading to poor QoS at the client side. As automatic line rate adaptation schemes are typically employed in the majority of WLAN adapters, clients have no control over the line rate of their connection and consequently can suffer from a poor QoS for their video streaming services.