Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On the Quality Assessment of H.264/AVC Video under Seamless Handoffs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_2,
        author={Ilias Politis and Tasos Dagiuklas and Lampros Dounis},
        title={On the Quality Assessment of H.264/AVC Video under Seamless Handoffs},
        proceedings={Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Mobile Video Delivery Subjective and Objective Video Quality Evaluation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_2}
    }
    
  • Ilias Politis
    Tasos Dagiuklas
    Lampros Dounis
    Year: 2012
    On the Quality Assessment of H.264/AVC Video under Seamless Handoffs
    MOBIMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_2
Ilias Politis1,*, Tasos Dagiuklas1,*, Lampros Dounis1,*
  • 1: TEI of Mesolonghi
*Contact email: ilpolitis@gmail.com, ntan@teimes.gr, dounis@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper examines the quality assessment of video streaming applications in a heterogeneous wireless environment, where the user hands off across inter-technology radio access networks. Three different scenarios have been considered: scenario with seamless handover using the media handover framework to initiate handover, seamless handoff combined with rate adaptation that is based on Rate-Distortion and seamless handoff with rate adaptation that is optimized using network bandwidth and packet loss parameters. The results from two video sequences have shown that both objective quality evaluation and the subjective evaluation (double stimulus- SDSCE, DSCQS) are optimized under the combined seamless handover and rate adaptation functionalities.