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Rate-distortion optimized receiver-driven streaming over best-effort networks

Philip A. Chou and Anshul Sehgal

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of streaming packetized media over a lossy packet network, in a rate-distortion optimized way, where the rate-distortion optimization is performed at the receiver. We show how the receiver should compute which packets, if any, to request from the sender, in order to meet a constraint on the transmission rate from the sender to the receiver while minimizing the average end-to-end distortion. Experimental results show that the receiver-driven system has performance within 1 dB of a sender-driven system, while reducing the computational burden at the sender.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inInt'l Packet Video Workshop
AddressPittsburg, PA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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