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DVB-MABR (Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate) - Guidelines

Adaptive media streaming over IP multicast – Implementation guidelines and worked examples


DVB BlueBook A176 defines a functional architecture for delivering live and on-demand adaptive streaming media to a large audience in a highly efficient and scalable way by leveraging IP multicast for media object delivery.

The specification itself does not prescribe a single system design, giving a large degree of flexibility in implementation options, which this document explores with some informative worked examples to aid the development of individual implementations.


The present document provides implementation guidelines for the system specified in DVB BlueBook A176 and describes some example implementations of it. These examples are non-exhaustive, and as such do not detail every possible combination of configurations that are possible with the technical specification.

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