Network Performance in HTML5 Video Connections

Sandra Sendra, Ana Isabel Túnez-Murcia, Jaime Lloret, Jose Miguel Jiménez


Currently, most of remote education systems use video streaming as the main basis to support teaching. These emissions can be seen in devices with different hardware features such as personal computers, tablets or smartphones through networks with different capacities. The use of different web browsers and coding options can also influence the network performance. Therefore, the quality of the video displayed may be different. This work presents a practical study to establish the best combination of web browsers and containers to encode multimedia files for videos streaming in personal computers running Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. For this, a video encoded with different codecs and compressed with different containers have been transmitted through a 1000BaseT network. Finally, the results are analyzed and compared to determine which would be the most efficient combination of parameters according to the resolution of the transmitted video.


HTML5; e-Learning; Containers; Operating System; Bandwidth; Delay; Bitrate; Throughput; Error Rate

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