An Objective Perceptual Quality-Based ADTE for Adapting Mobile SVC Video Content

Cheon Seog KIM  Hosik SOHN  Wesley De NEVE  Yong Man RO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E92-D   No.1   pp.93-96
Publication Date: 2009/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E92.D.93
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
Keyword: 
adaptation,  ADTE,  quality metric,  subjective quality,  SVC,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we propose an Adaptation Decision-Taking Engine (ADTE) that targets the delivery of scalable video content in mobile usage environments. Our ADTE design relies on an objective perceptual quality metric in order to achieve video adaptation according to human visual perception, thus allowing to maximize the Quality of Service (QoS). To describe the characteristics of a particular usage environment, as well as the properties of the scalable video content, MPEG-21 Digital Item Adaptation (DIA) is used. Our experimental results show that the proposed ADTE design provides video content with a higher subjective quality than an ADTE using the conventional maximum-bit-allocation method.