Forward Error Correction
Although it is clearly important to be able to conceal the effects of transmission errors, it is better if those errors can be avoided or corrected. This chapter presents techniques that the sender can use to help receivers recover from packet loss and other transmission errors.
The techniques used to correct transmission errors fall into two basic categories: forward error correction and retransmission.80 Forward error correction relies on additional data added by the sender to a media stream, which receivers can then use to correct errors with a certain probability. Retransmission, on the other hand, relies on explicit requests for additional ...