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Scalable Video Coding Across Heterogeneous Networks

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Executive Summary

Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is a standardized extension to the widely accepted H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard. SVC provides scalability at a bit stream level and allows multiple formats of a single video source to be encoded in a single video stream. This facilitate the delivery of video content to a diverse set of end users with a variety of receive device capabilities, over transmission paths of varying bandwidth. Scalability serves different needs of a variety of users with dissimilar receive devices connected through diverse network links. DoD video services currently broadcast across a variety of network types to a diverse group of Warfighters.

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