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1. (WO2018039003) MEDIA BUFFERING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039003    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047238
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 12/875
H04L 12/841
H04L 12/823
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: HAMMARQVIST, Ulf Nils Evert
Title: MEDIA BUFFERING
Abstract:
A transmitting device comprising a transmit buffer for buffering a plurality of packets representing a live media stream, the packets having an order in the media stream from oldest to most recent. The transmitting device further comprising a transmitter for transmitting the packets from the buffer live over a network; and a controller arranged to measure an amount of data buffered for transmission in the transmit buffer, and to drop or compress the oldest packet or a predetermined number of the oldest packets on condition that the amount of data buffered for transmission exceeds or is likely to exceed a predetermined threshold.