VR 2017

2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Desktop Layout

Poster Session B
Posters
Ballroom A/B
Adaptive 360-Degree Video Streaming using Layered Video Coding
Afshin Taghavi Nasrabadi, Anahita Mahzari, Joseph D. Beshay, and Ravi Prakash
(University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Abstract: Virtual reality and 360-degree video streaming are growing rapidly; however, streaming 360-degree video is very challenging due to high bandwidth requirements. To address this problem, the video quality is adjusted according to the user viewport prediction. High quality video is only streamed for the user viewport, reducing the overall bandwidth consumption. Existing solutions use shallow buffers limited by the accuracy of viewport prediction. Therefore, playback is prone to video freezes which are very destructive for the Quality of Experience(QoE). We propose using layered encoding for 360-degree video to improve QoE by reducing the probability of video freezes and the latency of response to the user head movements. Moreover, this scheme reduces the storage requirements significantly and improves in-network cache performance.

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Time stamp: 2019-05-24T16:51:18+02:00