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An efficient mobile video streaming system needs to cope with unstable network bandwidth and limited battery life. We propose a novel streaming system which jointly considers picture quality, bit-rate and energy consumption. Reducing the spatial resolution of a video stream adaptively proves to be more efficient in terms of picture quality and energy consumption than conventional rate control using only adjustment of quantization parameter. We apply the same scheme to scalable coding for large-scale mobile video streaming. This extends the adaptation of an SVC stream to lower bit-rates, while maintaining temporal stability. Our approach has been shown to improve picture quality by approximately 0.5 dB in low bit-rate conditions, and also reduces energy consumption by more than 50% compared to conventional video streaming.