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In recent years, wireless ad hoc networks have been a growing area of research. The advent of Bluetooth wireless technology makes it possible to transmit real-time video/audio in mobile and pervasive environments. In comparison with the other wireless standard such as 802.11x and IrDA, Bluetooth is more cost-efficient and power-efficient, making it ideal for small, light mobile devices. However, current Bluetooth network is not suitable for traditional media encoding and real-time transmission due to limited bandwidth, high degree of error rates, and the time-varying nature of the radio link. Therefore, media streaming over Bluetooth poses many challenges. This paper reviews recent studies in the field of media streaming over Bluetooth.
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