AuthorsH. Riiser, P. Vigmostad, C. Griwodz and P. Halvorsen
TitleBitrate and Video Quality Planning for Mobile Streaming Scenarios Using a GPS-Based Bandwidth Lookup Service
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2011
Conference NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
Date PublishedJuly
ISBN Number978-1-61284-348-3

One of the main challenges when streaming video to mo- bile devices is to handle fluctuating bandwidth and frequent network outages as the device is brought in and out of areas with network coverage. In this paper, we propose bitrate and video quality planning algorithms for mobile streaming scenarios using a GPS-based bandwidth-lookup service in order to reduce frequently changing video quality and the number of playout interruptions. Our real world experiments using an adaptive segmented HTTP video streaming system while travelling on popular commute routes indicate that the users' quality of experience is greatly increased.

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