Requesting multiple chunks from a network node on the basis of a single request message

Abstract

A method for requesting a plurality of chunks by a streaming client on the basis of a single request message is described, wherein said chunks are defined on the basis of a manifest file comprising chunk identifiers for determining at least one delivery node for delivering chunks defined by said chunk identifiers to said client, wherein said method comprises: determining on the basis of said manifest file a first request message for requesting a first plurality of chunks, said first request message comprising one or more first chunk template parameters and a first chunk template, preferably an URL chunk template, comprising one or more chunk template parameters fields; sending said first request message to a first network node, wherein said first network node is configured for determining a first plurality of chunk identifiers, preferably a first plurality of URLs, associated with said first plurality of chunks on the basis of said first chunk template and said one or more first chunk template parameters; and, receiving at least one response message comprising a chunk associated with one of said chunk identifiers that were determined on the basis of said first chunk template and said one or more first chunk template parameters.

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Publication
Patent US20170171287A1 (Pending), EP3105903B1 (Granted 7/8/2019)