Patent Approval for “Adaptive Bitrate Algorithm Deployed at Edge Nodes”

Adaptive Bitrate Algorithm Deployed at Edge Nodes

US Patent


Jesús Aguilar-Armijo (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Ekrem Çetinkaya (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Hermann Hellwagner (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

Abstract: The technology described herein relates to implementing an adaptive bitrate (ABR) algorithm at edge nodes. A method for implementing an ABR algorithm at an edge node may include receiving at the edge node a request for a video segment from a client according to the client’s ABR algorithm, the request indicating a quality. A weighted sum score for each of a set of qualities may be computed based on a quality score and a fairness score using the ABR algorithm at the edge node, the qualities including at least the requested quality and another quality. A modified request may be generated in response to the weighted sum score for the other quality being better than the weighted sum score for the requested quality. The modified request may be sent to a server. The video segment in the other quality may be received from the server and provided to a client.

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