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Link adaptation for streaming video in EGPRS mobile networks

Kodikara, C, Worrall, S, Kondoz, AM and Fabri, SN Link adaptation for streaming video in EGPRS mobile networks Vehicular Technology Conference, 2004. VTC 2004-Spring. 2004 IEEE 59th, 5. 2763 - 2767 Vol.5 - 2763 - 2767 Vol.5.

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The poor performance of video compression algorithms in time-varying mobile channels means that the transmission of compressed video over mobile networks is a challenging task. The paper presents a performance enhancement technique for streaming video that makes use of link adaptation. Link adaptation is not generally considered suitable for multi-user streaming video, because it usually requires interaction between the link-layer protocol and the encoder to perform source rate adaptation. The technique presented here requires no such interaction with the encoder, significantly simplifying the link adaptation system. The implementation complexity is very low, enabling a single server to handle a large number of users. The benefits of the overall system are demonstrated for MPEG4 coded video streaming over simulated EGPRS channel conditions. The results reveal that when offered with a similar traffic load, the proposed scheme always provides noticeable improvement of video quality over non-adaptive schemes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Kodikara, C
Worrall, S
Kondoz, AM
Fabri, SN
DOI : 10.1109/VETECS.2004.1391424
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 06 Oct 2010 09:38
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:05

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