Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding

Cheng Hsin Hsu, Mohamed Hefeeda

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We propose a general quality-power adaptation framework that controls the perceived video quality and the length of viewing time on battery-powered video receivers. The framework can be used for standalone video devices (e.g., DVD players and notebooks) as well as mobile receivers obtaining video signals from wireless networks (e.g., mobile TV and video streaming over WiMAX). Furthermore, the framework supports both live streams (e.g., live TV shows) and pre-encoded video streams (e.g., DVD movies). We present an adaptation algorithm for each mobile device to determine the optimal substream that can be received, decoded, and rendered to the user at the: (i) highest quality for a given viewing time, and (ii) longest viewing time for a given quality without exceeding the battery level constraint. We instantiate this framework and work out its details for mobile video broadcast networks. In particular, we propose a new video broadcast scheme that enables mobile video devices to efficiently adapt scalable video streams and achieve power saving proportional to the bit rates of the received streams. We implement the proposed framework in an actual mobile video streaming testbed and we conduct experiments using real video streams broadcast to mobile phones. These experiments show the practicality of the proposed framework and the possibility of achieving viewing time scalability. For example, on a mobile phone receiving and decoding the same video program, a viewing time in the range from 4 to 11 hours can be achieved by adaptively controlling the frame rate and visual quality of the video stream.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems, MMSys'10 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 22 Feb 201023 Feb 2010

Other

Other2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems, MMSys'10
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period22/2/1023/2/10

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Scalable video coding
Videodisks
Video streaming
Mobile phones
Scalability
Power quality
Testbeds
Mobile devices
Decoding
Wireless networks
Experiments

Keywords

  • Power models
  • Quality models
  • Quality-of-service adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Hsu, C. H., & Hefeeda, M. (2010). Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding. In MMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems (pp. 111-122) https://doi.org/10.1145/1730836.1730851

Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding. / Hsu, Cheng Hsin; Hefeeda, Mohamed.

MMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems. 2010. p. 111-122.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hsu, CH & Hefeeda, M 2010, Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding. in MMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems. pp. 111-122, 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems, MMSys'10, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 22/2/10. https://doi.org/10.1145/1730836.1730851
Hsu CH, Hefeeda M. Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding. In MMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems. 2010. p. 111-122 https://doi.org/10.1145/1730836.1730851
Hsu, Cheng Hsin ; Hefeeda, Mohamed. / Achieving viewing time scalability in mobile video streaming using scalable video coding. MMSys'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia Systems. 2010. pp. 111-122
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