Anbarasan Thamizharasan; Dotun Ogunkanmi MCS-2010:14, pp. 34. COM/School of Computing, 2010.
Mobile networks are highly unpredictable and might be unreliable for real-time mobile video streaming due to various wireless network conditions. Video frames could be delayed or lost and could affect the perceived quality of a video stream. The time-sensitive nature of real-time video streaming is to deliver the video frames to the mobile devices and to provide smooth playback. This study examines the concept of streaming the video frames over two wireless channels from the server to the mobile device in order to play the complete video frame sequence to the mobile users. The simulator is been developed to provide a reliable video streaming until if there is a missing frame(s). A switching mechanism is been implemented in the client side to switch between the video streams to replace the missing frames. This will provide a smooth playback of the video stream and perceived video quality to the mobile user.