Tournoux, Pierre-Ugo and Lochin, Emmanuel and Lacan, Jérôme and Bouabdallah, Amine and Roca, Vincent On-the-fly erasure coding for real-time video applications. (2011) IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 13 (n° 4). pp. 797-812. ISSN 1520-9210
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2011.2126564
This paper introduces a robust point-to-point transmission scheme: Tetrys, that relies on a novel on-the-fly erasure coding concept which reduces the delay for recovering lost data at the receiver side.In current erasure coding schemes, the packets that are not rebuilt at the receiver side are either lost or delayed by at least one RTT before transmission to the application. The present contribution aims at demonstrating that Tetrys coding scheme can fill the gap between real-time applications requirements and full reliability.Indeed, we show that in several cases, Tetrys can recover lost packets below one RTT over lossy and best-effort networks. We also show that Tetrys allows to enable full reliability without delay compromise and as a result: significantly improves the performance of time constrained applications. For instance, our evaluations present that video-conferencing applications obtain a PSNR gain up to 7dB compared to classic block-based erasure codes.
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