Abstract: In this paper a real time adaptive algorithm is used for video streaming. A large number of live segmented adaptive HTTP video streaming services exist in the internet today. Managing the Quality-of-Experience (QoE) of video streaming for wireless clients is becoming increasingly important due to the rapid growth of video traffic on wireless networks. How efficiently and cost-effectively utilize multiple links to improve video streaming quality needs investigation. In order to maintain high video streaming quality while reducing the wireless service cost, in this paper, the optimal video streaming process with multiple links is formulated as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). The reward function is designed to consider the quality of service (QoS) requirements for video traffic, such as the start-up latency, playback fluency, average playback quality, playback smoothness and wireless service cost. To solve the MDP in real time, we propose an adaptive, best-action search algorithm to obtain a sub-optimal solution.

Keywords: DASH, Markov decision process, video streaming, wireless networks, Adaptive Video Streaming, HTTP protocol.