Content-Based Adaptation of Streamed Multimedia

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Content-Based Adaptation of Streamed Multimedia
Most adaptive delivery mechanisms for streaming multimedia content do not explicitly consider user-perceived quality when making adaptation decisions. We show that an optimal adaptation trajectory (OAT) through the set of possible encodings exists, and that it indicates how to adapt encoding quality in response to changes in network conditions in order to maximise user-perceived quality. The OAT is related to the characteristics of the content, in terms of spatial and temporal complexity. We describe a method to automatically determine the OAT in response to the time-varying characteristics of the content. In this way, as the characteristics of the content change over time, the system can dynamically and intelligently adjust the adaptation process in order to maximise the user-perceived quality. The OAT can be used with any sender-based transmission adaptation policy. We demonstrate content-based adaptation using the OAT in a practical system using two different adaptation algorithms....
Nicola Cranley, Liam Murphy, Philip Perry
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MMNS
Authors Nicola Cranley, Liam Murphy, Philip Perry
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