No Reference Video-Quality-Assessment Model for Monitoring Video Quality of IPTV Services

Kazuhisa YAMAGISHI  Jun OKAMOTO  Takanori HAYASHI  Akira TAKAHASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.2   pp.435-448
Publication Date: 2012/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
QoE,  IPTV,  monitoring,  compression,  packet loss,  

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Summary: 
Service providers should monitor the quality of experience of a communication service in real time to confirm its status. To do this, we previously proposed a packet-layer model that can be used for monitoring the average video quality of typical Internet protocol television content using parameters derived from transmitted packet headers. However, it is difficult to monitor the video quality per user using the average video quality because video quality depends on the video content. To accurately monitor the video quality per user, a model that can be used for estimating the video quality per video content rather than the average video quality should be developed. Therefore, to take into account the impact of video content on video quality, we propose a model that calculates the difference in video quality between the video quality of the estimation-target video and the average video quality estimated using a packet-layer model. We first conducted extensive subjective quality assessments for different codecs and video sequences. We then model their characteristics based on parameters related to compression and packet loss. Finally, we verify the performance of the proposed model by applying it to unknown data sets different from the training data sets used for developing the model.