Apparatus and method for providing streaming content using representations

  • US 10,270,830 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2018
  • Issued: 04/23/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/16/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing media content performed by a DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) client, the method comprising:

  • receiving a Media Presentation Description (MPD) of a media content; and

    accessing segments of the media content based on information provided by the MPD,wherein the MPD includes one or more periods,wherein each of the periods includes one or more adaptation sets,wherein each of the adaptation sets includes one or more representations,wherein each of the representations includes one or more segments,wherein the MPD includes one or more attributes or elements that are common to each of the periods, each of the adaptation sets, each of the representations, and each of the segments,wherein the period includes one or more attributes or elements that are common to each of the adaptation sets, each of the representations, and each of the segments for that period,wherein the adaptation set includes one or more attributes or elements that are common to each of the representations and each of the segments for that adaptation set, andwherein the representation includes one or more attributes or elements that are common to each of the segments for that representation.

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