Bandwidth allocation and analysis of VBR MPEG video bit streams

R. Egorov, S. Gringeri, K. Shuaib, A. Lewis, B. Basch

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This paper presents the benefits and challenges in the encoding and delivery of variable bitrate (VBR) MPEG video. The network resources required to transmit stored variable rate MPEG can be reduced by properly analyzing and smoothing the video stream before transmission. A scheduling technique is presented which selects a traffic contract for a pre-encoded MPEG video stream with the criteria of minimizing network resources and maintaining video quality. Several effective bandwidth metrics are discussed and used to model the potential saving in network resources for the shaped streams.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 1999) - Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1999Nov 3 1999


OtherIEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 1999)
CityAtlantic City, NJ, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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