Periodic broadcasting with VBR-encoded video

Despina Saparilla, Keith W. Ross, Martin Reisslein

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Abstract

We consider designing near video on demand (VoD) systems that minimize start-up latency while maintaining high image quality. Recently non-uniform segmentation has been used to develop periodic broadcasting techniques for near VoD. These techniques give significant reductions in start-up latency as compared with more conventional uniform segmentation. All of these schemes assume, however, that the videos are CBR-encoded. Since a CBR-encoded video has a larger average rate than an open-loop VBR encoding with the same image quality, there is potential to obtain further performance improvements by using VBR video. In this paper we develop a series of multiplexing schemes for the periodic broadcasting of VBR-encoded video, which are based on smoothing, server buffering and client prefetching. Two key but coflicting performance measures exist when using VBR video: latency and packet loss. By introducing small additional delays in our multiplexing schemes, our traced-based numerical work shows that the schemes can achieve nearly 100% link utilization with negligible packet loss. When the ratio of the CBR rate to the VBR average rate is a modest 1.8, start-up latency can be reduced by a factor of four or more for common scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'99
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference on Computer Communications - 18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now
Pages464-471
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now, IEEE INFOCOM'99 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Mar 21 1991Mar 25 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Conference

Conference18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now, IEEE INFOCOM'99
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period3/21/913/25/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Saparilla, D., Ross, K. W., & Reisslein, M. (1999). Periodic broadcasting with VBR-encoded video. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'99: The Conference on Computer Communications - 18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now (pp. 464-471). [751379] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.1999.751379