8. Mobile Video and Video Streaming Services

  1. Daniel Minoli

Published Online: 26 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch8

Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6

Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6

How to Cite

Minoli, D. (2012) Mobile Video and Video Streaming Services, in Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118354971

Online ISBN: 9781118396599



  • 3/4G smartphone;
  • CDMA2000;
  • streaming protocols;
  • video streaming services;
  • WiMAX


This chapter discusses two topics: (1) how to deliver video to a smartphone; and (2) how to do so in the presence of mobility. A basic, existing way to deliver video to an MN, such as a 3/4G smartphone, is to either download a video clip in its entirety over an IP path, or to use a streaming protocol infrastructure such as RTP/RTSP or a vendor-proprietary variant thereof. H.264-based MPEG-4 is the video format of choice for video publishers and distributors such as Netflix, MLB, and iTunes among others; these content providers require secure streaming protocols to deliver or stream their video assets to the video player. MobileWiMAX, which is based on IEEE 802. 16e, also specifies the use of MIPv6. CDMA2000 networks (already) operational today use MIP for IP mobility. The chapter also provides a brief discussion of the approaches to smartphone video mobility that have been recently advocated.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

3G mobile communication; smart phones; Streaming media; WiMAX