Mobile Multimedia Communications. 6th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Wireless Video Quality Optimization: Unequal Error Protection versus Packet Size

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_2,
        author={Abdul Razzaq and Ahmed Mehaoua and George Kormentzas},
        title={Wireless Video Quality Optimization: Unequal Error Protection versus Packet Size},
        proceedings={Mobile Multimedia Communications. 6th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={Adaptive UEP grey relational analysis multi-path selection scalable video coding wireless networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_2}
    }
    
  • Abdul Razzaq
    Ahmed Mehaoua
    George Kormentzas
    Year: 2012
    Wireless Video Quality Optimization: Unequal Error Protection versus Packet Size
    MOBIMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_2
Abdul Razzaq1,*, Ahmed Mehaoua1,*, George Kormentzas2,*
  • 1: Université Paris Descartes
  • 2: Demokritos, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications
*Contact email: Abdul.razzaq@math-info.univ-paris5.fr, Ahmed.mehaoua@math-info.univ-paris5.fr, gkorm@iit.demokritos.gr

Abstract

The advance of wireless networks is turning huge research interest from both industry and academia due to wide variety of services. But due to various reasons bit-errors, packet-losses and burst-packet-losses are very common in such type of networks. These losses have a very destructive effect on the quality of video at receiving end. Providing reliable and robust video streaming over wireless networks is the key issue. In this paper, we propose an Adaptive Unequal Error Protection (AUER) and Packet Size Assignment (PSA) scheme for Scalable Video Coding (SVC) based streaming over error-prone channel toward heterogeneous receivers. First the scheme calculates the quality of all candidate paths and then based on quality of path it decides adaptively the size and level of error protection for all packets in order to combat the effect of losses on perceived quality of reconstructed video. The results show that the proposed streaming approach can react to varying channel conditions with less degradation in video quality.