Distinguishing Video Quality through Differential Matrices

Abstract : Multicast multi-layered communications must implement efficient control algorithms to address undesirable network behaviors. This paper proposes two multi-metric algorithms for computing the rates of the video layers and improve the global video quality of a multicast session. In fact, we show that a single-metric approach may degrade some network parameters without obtaining any substantial improvements. Our first algorithm combines three metrics and a set of weights in such a way that one metric can be prioritized. This leads to an improved quality of multicast sessions, as we show through a number of experiments. In networks where the available resources are highly variable, however, the stability of the video quality is compromised if absolute values of the metrics are adopted. We then propose a second algorithm that uses the relative values of the metrics on a per-entry basis. Computation of the global quality of the multicast session is based on a differential matrix that stores the metrics for each receiver. This scheme takes into account the dynamics of the available resources and the heterogeneity of receivers. The great benefit of this approach is that the global video quality is always improved for every loop of the algorithm.
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Multimedia Systems, Springer Verlag, 2003, 9 (1), pp.94-103. 〈10.1007/s00530-002-0081-0〉
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Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte, Guy Pujolle. Distinguishing Video Quality through Differential Matrices. Multimedia Systems, Springer Verlag, 2003, 9 (1), pp.94-103. 〈10.1007/s00530-002-0081-0〉. 〈hal-01151201〉



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