Michael Sablatschan

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—The Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension of the H.264/AVC (AVC) video coding standard features spatial, quality and temporal scalability. Backwards compatibility with legacy decoding devices is maintained through an H.264/AVC compliant base layer, which represents the lowest quality of an SVC bit-stream. However, it is often desirable to also provide the(More)
This paper describes the CELTIC project on " Scalable Video Coding Impact on Networks " with the focus of designing a streaming system based on the Scalable Video Coding extension of the H.264/AVC standard. The system is designed to cope with streaming scenarios that can be classified in four use cases: session handover, network congestion, receiver(More)
H.264/SVC enables runtime-efficient scalability in the spatial, temporal and fidelity dimension. Existing adaptation mechanisms facilitate this to automatically adapt the H.264/ SVC stream to the current usage environment without any user interaction. This paper argues that the Quality of Experience (QoE) of the end user can be enhanced by enabling him to(More)
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