Codec Adaptation for Wireless Multimedia Streaming

Codec Adaptation for Wireless Multimedia Streaming

Ping-Cheng Yeh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Zhung-Han Wu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Yen-Chi Lee (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Chun-Cheng Chiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and Antonio Ou (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-144-3.ch004
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Due to the time-varying nature of wireless channels and the Internet backbone traffic, it is a challenging task to maintain the quality of wireless multimedia streaming throughout the transmission. An effective solution is to adapt the codec setting based on the wireless channel condition or the Internet backbone state. In this chapter, we present three cross-layer codec adaptation algorithms that adjust the codec setting in real-time based on media access control frame error rate, received signal strength indication, and path bandwidth respectively. Results show that the algorithms are effective in achieving good video quality for wireless multimedia streaming over wireless links.
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In the literature, there have been several works proposed for multimedia streaming over time-varying wireless channels. Different cross-layer approaches are designed to improve the PSNR performance for wireless multimedia streaming as summarized in the following.

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Chapter 1
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The Challenges of Compressing and Streaming Real Time Video Originating from Mobile Devices
Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 4
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Codec Adaptation for Wireless Multimedia Streaming
Chapter 5
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Reviewing HTTP and RTSP Work in Two Actual Commercial Media Delivery Platforms for Multimedia Services and Mobile Devices
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