Robust compression and transmission of MPEG-4 video

Steven Gringeri, Roman Egorov, Khaled Shuaib, Arianne Lewis, Bert Basch

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This paper discusses issues related to the delivery of MPEG-4 video over the Internet and wireless channels. MPEG-4's built-in error resilience capabilities such as flexible re-synchronization markers, data partitioning, header protection, reversible VLCs, and forced intra-frame refresh are described. Methods for using these techniques to build a `smart' network decoder are discussed, and the decoder's video quality is measured for various channel error conditions. The effectiveness and overheads of the various error resilience techniques are compared using both peak signal-to-noise ratio measurements and expert viewing. The use of forward error correcting strategies and the effects of packet sizes and boundaries on video quality are also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 7th International Multimedia Conference - ACM MULTIMEDIA '99 - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1999Nov 5 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 7th International Multimedia Conference - ACM MULTIMEDIA '99
CityOrlando, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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