Rate Distortion Optimized Coding Mode Selection for H.264/AVC in Wireless Environments

Wei ZHANG  Yuanhua ZHOU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.7   pp.2057-2060
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Multimedia Systems
coding mode,  error-resilient video coding,  H.264/AVC,  rate-distortion optimization,  wireless video transmission,  

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A flexible and robust rate-distortion optimization algorithm is presented to select macroblock coding mode for H.264/AVC transmission over wireless channels subject to burst errors. A two-state Markov model is used to describe the burst errors on the packet level. With the feedback information from the receiver and the estimation of the channel errors, the algorithm analyzes the distortion of the reconstructed macroblock at the decoder due to the channel errors and spatial and temporal error propagation. The optimal coding mode is chosen for each macroblock in rate-distortion (R-D)-based framework. Experimental results using the H.264/AVC test model show a significant performance of resilience to the burst errors.