Exploring the effect of buffer behaviour on perceived video quality

Colin Bailey*, Xiao-Hong Peng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this work we deal with video streams over TCP networks and propose an alternative measurement to the widely used and accepted peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR) due to the limitations of this metric in the presence of temporal errors. A test-bed was created to simulate buffer under-run in scalable video streams and the pauses produced as a result of the buffer under-run were inserted into the video before being employed as the subject of subjective testing. The pause intensity metric proposed in [1] was compared with the subjective results and it was shown that in spite of reductions in frame rate and resolution, a correlation with pause intensity still exists. Due to these conclusions, the metric may be employed in layer selection in scalable video streams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ (US)
PublisherIEEE
Pages591-596
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4388-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0383-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology / 11th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications - Pafos, Cyprus
Duration: 31 Aug 20112 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology / 11th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications
Abbreviated titleCIT 2011 / SCALCOM 2011
CountryCyprus
CityPafos
Period31/08/112/09/11

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Subjective testing
Signal to noise ratio

Keywords

  • objective video quality
  • pause intensity
  • subjective video quality
  • SVC
  • TCP

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Bailey, C., & Peng, X-H. (2011). Exploring the effect of buffer behaviour on perceived video quality. In Proceedings: 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2011 (pp. 591-596). Piscataway, NJ (US): IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIT.2011.24
Bailey, Colin ; Peng, Xiao-Hong. / Exploring the effect of buffer behaviour on perceived video quality. Proceedings: 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2011. Piscataway, NJ (US) : IEEE, 2011. pp. 591-596
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Bailey, C & Peng, X-H 2011, Exploring the effect of buffer behaviour on perceived video quality. in Proceedings: 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2011. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ (US), pp. 591-596, 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology / 11th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, Pafos, Cyprus, 31/08/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIT.2011.24

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Proceedings: 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2011. Piscataway, NJ (US) : IEEE, 2011. p. 591-596.

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