Application-Rate Aware Congestion Control Algorithm for Video Streams

  • Jinyao Yan
  • Qin Zhang
  • Jianzeng Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3961)


In this paper, we propose an algorithm called Application-rate Aware and TCP friendly Rate Control Algorithm (AATFRC) for video streams. AATFRC algorithm takes the encoded rate of the video streams into account, while being TCP friendly in the long-term. Experimental results show that our proposed AATFRC algorithm is superior to TCP-friendly Rate Control Algorithm (TFRC) in terms of a) little delay to reach the minimum rate of the application during the slow start; b) the assurance of minimum application quality during the short-term congestions; c) the variation of the sending rate is not bound to the TCP response function but consistent with the encoded application rate.


Video Stream Congestion Control Packet Loss Rate Enhancement Layer Real Time Transport Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinyao Yan
    • 1
  • Qin Zhang
    • 1
  • Jianzeng Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication University of ChinaBeijingP.R. China

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