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XMAS: An Efficient Mobile Adaptive Streaming Scheme Based on Traffic Shaping in 2020


Adaptive video streaming can provide adequate Quality of Experience by dynamically adjusting video rates in responding to fluctuating service conditions. However, adaptive video streaming shows dismal performances in wireless networks where several players share a wireless bottleneck link. This paper proposes a novel video rate selection scheme called XMAS for efficient video streaming in wireless networks. XMAS consists of two components: an available bandwidth estimation part and a video rate selection part. To redress the problem of inaccurate bandwidth estimation due to peculiar on-off transmission patterns of mobile video streaming, we devised a novel client-based traffic shaping scheme that effectively throttles the server’s packet transmission. Equipped with accurate bandwidth estimates, XMAS determines target transmission rates considering playback buffer levels. We implemented XMAS on Linux and performed rigorous experiments to analyze its behavior and performance. Our performance results showed that XMAS achieves up to a 20% increase in average video rates while reducing rebuffer rates significantly.

This show is our most popular showcase featuring 2 hours of our favorite Kiwi comedians in the Main Venue.

The show will consist of 4-5 pro comedians performing 15-20 mins sets plus a guest host.

Book early as this is a popular choice for workgroups during the Xmas Season.

Seating is cabaret-style with 6-8 people around a drinks table.

All seating is allocated on the night by our usher.

Groups booked under the same name will automatically have tables reserved for them.

Bookings under separate names and individual bookings will be sat individually.

Latecomers are not guaranteed seats together. Don’t be late!

Xmas Platter & Show Packages:

Looking to add finger foods to your booking?

You can now purchase platters with your show tickets.

For all shows, we recommend arriving 15mins before the show starts.

All seating is allocated by the Duty Manager on the night starting from the front.

Groups booked under the same name will automatically be sat together.

Latecomers are not guaranteed seats together

The Classic is a licensed bar. This show is strictly R18.

Mature adult content that may offend some people.

Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of NZ Driver’s License, Passport, or HANZ 18+ Card.

Entry will not be granted to minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

Alternatively, why not have dinner nearby and join us for the show?

Check out Tanuki’s Sake Bar & Restaurant which is right next door!!

OR try the newly open Four Points Sheraton with multiple dining options including a rooftop bar (opening August 2019)

BOOKING OPTIONS:  This is our most popular show! Book in advance.

Eventfinda – Pre-purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Due to public demand (some Xmas Comedy Showcases are sold out) we have added Extra Comedy All-Stars Shows in our Classic Studio venue on the 1st floor. 2hr shows packed with our favorite headline acts. Info & Bookings HERE

A Xmas season of stand-up comedy at NZ’s home of live comedy.

This show often sells out – BOOK EARLY!

We’ve sprinkled a little Christmas cheer on our Allstars and decorated the tree.






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