Multipath Video Streaming Using GRA Network Ordering Algorithm Without Rank Inconsistency
Simultaneous connection to several networks through multiple interfaces is possible with today's mobile terminals. In order to efficiently utilize the interfaces' capabilities and increase the quality of the streamed video, multipath streaming can be used. Resource intensive applications can deliver high bitrate streams over multiple paths by cumulating the available bandwidth of the different subpaths. In this paper, the authors propose a multipath streaming method that chooses a set of paths maximizing the overall quality at the client. While the available paths have different bandwidth, delay and loss probability constrains, the packet distributor must take the video packet importance and the dependencies between packets into account.