Video Quality Assessment in Video Streaming Services: Encoder Performance Comparison

Rufat Alizada

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    Abstract

    Video streaming services over networks have increased significantly in the past
    decade. Maximizing end viewers quality of experience (QoE) became more crucial requirement than the quality of service (QoS) awareness when deploying
    new broadcast platforms for the provisioning of high-quality streaming services.
    Since the majority of current multi-user video streaming services are encoded and transmitted through bandwidth-limited networks, proper encoder settings are required to satisfy the total channel rate constraint. In this work a QoE-driven High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoder adaptation scheme is proposed, aiming to measure overall acceptability of video content as perceived subjectively and maximize QoE of all the users for broadcasting networks. First, the influence of HEVC encoder on video streaming is investigated. The encoding and compression efficiency of the new standard in comparison to its predecessor H.264/AVC is given. Afterwards, a QoE-maximized encoder adaptation framework is formulated based on the obtained encoder parameter model. It turned out that the proper deployment of such framework on HFC (hybrid fiber-coaxial) network may result in average bit-rate reduction of 44% and average cost savings of 20%-60%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux
    Subtitle of host publicationMay 31-1 June, 2018, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    EditorsLuuk Spreeuwers, Jasper Goseling
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherWerkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC)
    Pages9-26
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-4570-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event39th Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux 2018 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 May 20181 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 39
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/sitb2018/

    Conference

    Conference39th Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux 2018
    Abbreviated titleSITB
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period31/05/181/06/18
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    Alizada, R. (2018). Video Quality Assessment in Video Streaming Services: Encoder Performance Comparison. In L. Spreeuwers, & J. Goseling (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux: May 31-1 June, 2018, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (pp. 9-26). Enschede: Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC).