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The objective of multiple description coding (MDC) is to encode a source into multiple bitstreams supporting multiple quality levels of decoding. In this paper, we only consider the two-description case, where the requirement is that a high-quality reconstruction should be decodable from the two bitstreams together, while lower, but still acceptable,(More)
We propose multiple description (MD) video coders which use motion compensated predictions. Our MD video coders utilize MD transform coding and three separate prediction paths at the encoder, to mimic the three possible scenarios at the decoder: both descriptions received or either of the single descriptions received. We provide three different algorithms(More)
—We consider the problem of predicting packet loss visibility in MPEG-2 video. We use two modeling approaches: CART and GLM. The former classifies each packet loss as visible or not; the latter predicts the probability that a packet loss is visible. For each modeling approach, we develop three methods, which differ in the amount of information available to(More)
In this paper we show that modulating the source rate of a video encoder based on feedback information from the network results in graceful degradation in picture quality during periods of congestion. Such source rate modulation techniques have been used in the past in designing video encoders used to generate data at a fixed rate. In such constant bit rate(More)