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1. (WO2018219487) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR STREAMING DATA

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219487    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084662
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04N 21/2343
H04N 21/236
H04N 21/24
H04N 21/2662
H04N 21/44
H04N 21/845
H04N 21/442
Applicants: VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
Inventors: DÖNER, Çagdas
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR STREAMING DATA
Abstract:
There is provided a method of and apparatus for streaming data. Data segments containing audio and/or video data content are received (301) over a network. The data segments are stored (302) in a buffer. It is determined (303) that the network has capacity to provide the content in the data segments at a higher quality than is currently stored in the buffer prior to playout of the data segments. A higher quality version of content of one or more data segments in the buffer that have the latest relative playout time are requested (304) in preference to requesting a higher quality version of content of data segments that have earlier relative playout times