Consideration of Contents Utilization Time in Multi-Quality Video Content Delivery Methods with Scalable Transcoding

Mei KODAMA  Shunya SUZUKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.7   pp.1587-1597
Publication Date: 2005/07/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e88-d.7.1587
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Circuits and Systems--Part 1)
Category: Image Processing and Multimedia Systems
Keyword: 
video content delivery,  scalable transcoding,  updatable scalability,  simulcast,  video quality selection,  

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Summary: 
When video data are transmitted via the network, the quality of video data must be carefully chosen to be best under the condition that the transmission is not influenced by other internet services. They often use the simulcast type, which uses independent streams that are stored and transmitted for the quality, considering implementation, when they select the video quality. On the other hand, we had already proposed the scalable structure, which consists of base and enhancement data, but when they require the high quality video, these data are combined using the transcoding methods. In this paper, we propose the video contents delivery methods with scalable transcoding, in which users can update the quality of video data even after the transmission by base data and differential data. In order to reduce the total time of not only users' access time, but also watching time, we compare simulcast method with proposed methods in the total content utilization time using a video contents access model, and evaluate required transcoding time to reduce the waiting time of users.