AuthorsM. Jeppsson, H. Espeland, T. Kupka, R. Langseth, A. Petlund, P. Qiaoqiao, C. Xue, K. Pogorelov, M. Riegler, D. Johansen et al.
TitleEfficient Live and on-Demand Tiled HEVC 360 VR Video Streaming
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Machine Learning
Project(s)No Simula project
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2018
Conference Name2018 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM)
Date Published12/2018
Place PublishedTaichung, Taiwan

With 360◦ panorama video technology becoming commonplace, the need for efficient streaming methods for such videos arises. We go beyond the existing on-demand solutions and present a live streaming system which strikes a trade-off between bandwidth usage and the video quality in the user’s field-of-view. We have created an architecture that combines RTP and DASH to deliver 360◦ VR content to a Huawei set-top-box and a Samsung Galaxy S7. Our system multiplexes a single HEVC hardware decoder to provide faster quality switching than at the traditional GOP boundaries. We demonstrate the performance and illustrate the trade-offs through real-world experiments where we can report comparable bandwidth savings to existing on-demand approaches, but with faster quality switches when the field-of- view changes. 

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