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HTTP-based delivery for Video on Demand (VoD) has been gaining popularity within recent years. Progressive Download over HTTP, typically used in VoD, takes advantage of the widely deployed network caches to relieve video servers from sending the same content to a high number of users in the same access network. However, due to a sharp increase in the(More)
—The Scalable Video Coding (SVC) standard as an extension of H.264/AVC allows efficient, standard-based temporal, spatial, and quality scalability of video bit streams. Scalability of a video bit stream allows for media bit rate as well as for device capability adaptation. Moreover, adaptation of the bit rate of a video signal is a desirable key feature, if(More)
We propose a dynamic sharing of radio resources in a wireless multiuser system by combining a flexible video coding scheme, namely the currently developed scalable video coding (SVC) extension of H.264/AVC with appropriate radio link buffer management for multiuser streaming services. The paper introduces the components of the proposed system and the used(More)
—A unified optimization framework for rate allocation among multiple video multicast sessions sharing a wireless network is presented. Our framework applies to delivery of both scalable and non-scalable video streams. In both cases, the optimization objective is to minimize the total video distortion of all peers without incurring excessive network(More)
For the ongoing standardization activities for IP-based broadcast video and audio streaming services over DVB-H, DMB or 3GPP's MBMS the use of new forward error protection techniques is investigated, since these activities only propose the use of equal error protection schemes. Especially in distributing video hierarchical protection schemes can be used for(More)
OBJECTIVE Television and computer game consumption are a powerful influence in the lives of most children. Previous evidence has supported the notion that media exposure could impair a variety of behavioral characteristics. Excessive television viewing and computer game playing have been associated with many psychiatric symptoms, especially emotional and(More)
The scalability extension of H.264/AVC [1] uses a layered approach for providing spatial, temporal, and SNR scalability. Due to this concept, only a restricted set of spatio-temporal-SNR points can be extracted and decoded from a global scalable bit-stream, and this set of points is defined by the chosen encoder configuration. In this paper, we present a(More)
—The bitstream structure of layered media formats such as scalable video coding (SVC) or multiview video coding (MVC) opens up new opportunities for their distribution in Mobile TV services. Features like graceful degradation or the support of the 3-D experience in a backwards-compatible way are enabled. The reason is that parts of the media stream are more(More)