Vinod Kumar Malamal Vadakital

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The paper discusses methods for robust audio-video broadcast over the digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVB-H) system. DVB-H includes a link-layer forward error correction (FEC) scheme known as multiprotocol encapsulation (MPE) FEC, which provides equal error protection (EEP) to the transmitted media streams. Several approaches for unequal error(More)
A novel video splicing method is proposed which minimizes the tune-in time of mobile TV in Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld terminals (DVB-H). DVB-H uses a time-sliced transmission scheme to reduce the power consumption used for radio reception. Tune-in time in DVB-H refers to the time between the start of the reception of a broadcast signal and the(More)
As in many digital telecommunications systems, the received data streams over Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds (DVB-H) may contain bursty transmission errors. The bursty error characteristics affect the end users' perceived audiovisual quality. This study examined the perceived unacceptability of instantaneous but noticeable audio, visual and(More)
This paper investigates the performance of H.264/AVC video codec in a DVB-H (Handheld) datacasting environment. DVB-H was designed to provide point-to-multipoint (PTM) broadcast/multicast type transmission to handheld, battery operated devices. Reed-Solomon (RS) forward error correcting (FEC) codes are applied to Multi-Protocol Encapsulation (MPE) section(More)
This paper introduces a method for unequal error protection (UEP) of media data in a time-sliced DVB-H channel. Media datagrams are assigned priorities using some a-priori knowledge. Datagrams covering a certain period of playback time are first grouped based on the priority assignment. Each group is then protected using Reed–Solomon forward error(More)
Mobile broadcast services have experienced a strong boost in recent years through the standardization of several mobile broadcast systems such as DVB-H, ATSC-M/H, DMB-T/H, and CMMB. However, steady need for higher quality services is projected to surpass the capabilities of the existing mobile broadcast systems. Consequently, work on new generations of(More)
This article presents an error protection method that uses error-condition forecasting. The forecasting procedure uses a-priori acquired knowledge of the Probability-of-Error (PoE), along a route that a mobile client (MC) is expected to traverse. Additional parity data, called Geo-Predictive forward error correcting codes (GP-FEC), is computed over each(More)
—Zapping-delay is an important factor contributing to the quality-of-experience (QoE) of any multimedia service; the longer the zapping-delay, the worse is the QoE. Therefore, for a good QoE, it is necessary to bind zapping-delay within acceptable bounds. Coded video uses a motion compensated prediction structure that contributes to the zapping-delay. In(More)