|Authors||H. Riiser, P. Vigmostad, C. Griwodz and P. Halvorsen|
|Title||Bitrate and Video Quality Planning for Mobile Streaming Scenarios Using a GPS-Based Bandwidth Lookup Service|
|Afilliation||Communication Systems, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)|
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.