Method and apparatus for rate adaptation in motion picture experts group media transport

  • US 10,033,658 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2014
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) media transport (MMT) client device for receiving media content, the MMT client device comprising:

  • a memory unit; and

    a controller configured to;

    receive fragments of a first encoded stream of the media content and fragments of a second encoded stream of the same media content based on an available bandwidth and a current transmission bandwidth,wherein a mixed encoded stream comprises the fragments received from the first encoded stream and the fragments received from the second encoded stream; and

    adjust dropping the fragments of the first encoded stream prior to requesting fragments from the second encoded stream,wherein the adjusting comprises reducing dropping media fragment units (MFUs) if the available bandwidth is not less than the current transmission bandwidth and the available bandwidth is not greater than one of the current transmission bandwidth times a factor of 1+β and

    a threshold.

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