MIT Researchers Create Impressive Solution for Improved Wi-Fi Stream Buffering

Interesting Engineering | Aug 19, 2019 at 1:27 PM
  • You’ve probably found yourself staring at your tablet, smartphone, or laptop screen frustratingly waiting for a YouTube or Netflix video to buffer and watching the little colored dial go round and round as the picture is frozen.
  • The way Wi-Fi and streaming works is that ‘Wi-Fi sharing’ distributes the available bandwidth between the number of online users.
  • Minerva analyzes all videos, and checks which would benefit from more bandwidth, and which would still be fine with a lower resolution without the quality being lowered.