Apparatus and method for providing streaming content

  • US 10,027,736 B2
  • Filed: 10/06/2016
  • Issued: 07/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for receiving media content in a terminal performed by a processor, the method comprising:

  • receiving metadata of media content, the metadata comprising an attribute with multiple BaseURL elements,selecting a BaseURL element from the multiple BaseURL elements;

    sending a request for a segment of the media content using a URL of the segment to a server, the URL being generated based on the selected BaseURL element;

    receiving the segment from the server,wherein the metadata is Media Presentation Description (MPD),wherein the MPD describes one or more periods,wherein the period includes one or more groupswherein the group includes one or more representation,wherein the representation includes one or more segments of the media content,wherein the receiver receives identical segments that are accessible at multiple locations indicated by URLs resolved with respect to the respective BaseURL elements, and a first BaseURL element among the BaseURL elements is used as a base Universal Resource Indicator (URI).

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