A novel reverse frame selection scheme for video streaming over VBR channels

Tao Dayong, Cai Jianfei

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In this paper, we propose a Reverse Frame Selection (RFS) scheme based on dynamic programming to solve for the problem of video streaming over VBR channels. In particular, we first consider forward frame selection (FFS) for video streaming over CBR channels. We propose to discard non-optimal states in FFS to reduce the computational cost of dynamic programming. Then we find that the problem can also be solved by RFS with one additional benefit of finding all the optimal results for different preloads in one round. Furthermore, we extend RFS for video streaming over VBR channels where we do not know when and how the channel is going to change in the future. The major advantage of our proposed scheme is that we only need to run RFS several times, and the obtained results can be applied to any type of VBR channels with bandwidth changes occurring at any time. Preliminary results show the good performance of our proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2006 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424403677, 9781424403677
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2006 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 9 Jul 200612 Jul 2006


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2006
Abbreviated titleICME 2006

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