International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research
Due to the emerging technologies for video compression and broadband Internet, video streaming services are made available. Live video streaming without delay is a reality now. However, the available bandwidth has to be allocated optimally when video streaming takes place over a multicast network. This is because users have different requirement with respect to bandwidth. Moreover, the users may need streaming to their mobile devices, PCs or high-definition TV. In order to allocate bandwidth based on user requirement, the users can be grouped into various categories.