Optimised transmission of H.264 scalable video streams over multiple paths in mobile networks

James Nightingale, Qi Wang, Christos Grecos

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Abstract

Consumer demand for portable wireless devices such as smartphones or tablets capable of receiving high quality video content has risen sharply in recent years. This paper considers the real-time delivery of streamed H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) content to users of such devices within mobile networks (e.g. situations where they are part of a group moving together on a bus or a train). We propose a novel scheme for the multipath delivery of H.264 SVC content to users in multihomed mobile networks.By implementing our scheme on a realistic testbed, we show that it offers a significant improvement in received video quality over previously proposed alternative schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2161-2169
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • H.264 SVC
  • mobile networks
  • multihomed
  • multipath streaming

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