By Topic

Comparison Between Multiple Description and Single Description Video Coding With Forward Error Correction

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
R. Bernardini ; Università degli Studi di Udine - Italy, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica, Via delle Scienze 208, Udine ; M. Durigon ; R. Rinaldo ; A. Vitali

Video streaming over packet switched best-effort networks is a challenging topic, due to low latency, scalability and fault tolerance requirements. Many techniques can be used to deal with delay, loss and the time-varying nature of best-effort networks. In this paper we compare two techniques to improve the performance of video streaming, i.e., a multiple description (MD) scheme based on spatial polyphase downsampling, and a single description (SD) scheme where robustness to packet loss is increased using forward error correcting (FEC) codes. We consider both a single channel scenario and a multiple channel (or multi-path) scenario. We span a large set of channel conditions, to consider the high packet loss probabilities common in wireless communication systems. A H.264/AVC video coding standard with advanced error concealment capabilities is used. Experimental results show that MD can be competitive in practical scenarios with more flexibility and less complexity than the SD+FEC scheme

Published in:

2005 IEEE 7th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

Date of Conference:

Oct. 30 2005-Nov. 2 2005