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Handling Packet Loss in WebRTC

International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2013), IEEE, pp. 1860-1864


WebRTC is an open-source real-time interactive audio and video communication framework. This paper discusses some of the mechanisms utilized in WebRTC to handle packet losses in the video communication path. Various system details are discussed and an adaptive hybrid NACK/FEC method with temporal layers is presented. Results are shown to quantify how the method controls the quality trade-offs for real-time video communication.

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