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It is well-known that in stereoscopic 3D video systems humans perceive good quality 3D video as long as one of the eyes sees a high quality view. Hence, in stereo video encoding/streaming, best rate allocation between views can be addressed by reduction of the spatial resolution, frame rate, and/or quantization parameter of the second view with respect to(More)
In stereoscopic 3D video, it is well-known that humans can perceive high quality 3D video provided that one of the views is in high quality. Hence, in stereo video encoding, the best overall rate vs. perceived-distortion performance may be achieved by reduction of the spatial, temporal, and/or quantization resolution of the second view, while keeping the(More)
We propose a new adaptive streaming model that utilizes DCCP in order to efficiently stream multi-view video over the Internet for 3DTV transport. The model effectively allocates the available channel bandwidth, which is calculated by DCCP, among the views. The video rate is adapted to the DCCP rate for each group of pictures (GoP) by adaptive extraction of(More)
We focus on the question of how we can select the best multiple reference pictures for enhanced H.264 video encoding by a fast, computationally efficient method. We propose a simple histogram-similarity based method for selecting the best set of multiple reference pictures. Out-of-order coding of these frames is implemented by means of pyramid encoding.(More)
H.264/AVC is a recently completed video compression standard jointly developed by ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG standards committees. The standard is becoming more popular as it promises much higher compression than that possible with earlier standards. The standard provides flexibilities in coding and organization of data which enable efficient error(More)
The quality layers concept is proposed and adopted in the JSVM in order to ensure an optimal adaptation in a rate-distortion sense. In this paper it is extended to multiview case for scalable coding of stereo videos. Rate-visual-distortion optimized rate allocation among the views is necessary for efficient transport of 3DTV data over the Internet. This(More)
In this study, the performance of a rate adaptive video streaming algorithm is examined under controlled packet loss rates and delays. The developed algorithm is a set of heuristics that consider the packet loss rate and receiver buffer level during the adaptation decision. The algorithm is content aware in such a way that it employs quality or temporal(More)