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Price-based Controller for Quality-Fair HTTP Adaptive Streaming

Aronco, SD; Frossard, P; Toni, L; (2017) Price-based Controller for Quality-Fair HTTP Adaptive Streaming. In: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM). (pp. pp. 113-118). IEEE Green open access

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Abstract

HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) has become the universal technology for video streaming over the Internet. Many HAS system designs aim at sharing the network bandwidth in a rate-fair manner. However, rate fairness is in general not equivalent to quality fairness as different video sequences might have different characteristics and resource requirements. In this work, we focus on this limitation and propose a novel controller for HAS clients that is able to reach quality fairness while preserving the main characteristics of HAS systems and with a limited support from the network devices. In particular, we adopt a price-based mechanism in order to build a controller that maximizes the aggregate video quality for a set of HAS clients that share a common bottleneck. When network resources are scarce, the clients with simple video sequences reduce the requested bitrate in favor of users that subscribe to more complex video sequences, leading to a more efficient network usage. The proposed controller has been implemented in a network simulator, and the simulation results demonstrate its ability to share the available bandwidth among the HAS users in a quality-fair manner.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Price-based Controller for Quality-Fair HTTP Adaptive Streaming
Event: 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM)
Location: San Jose, CA
Dates: 11 December 2016 - 13 December 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/ISM.2016.0030
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISM.2016.0030
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Bit rate, Quality of service, Streaming media, Video sequences, Bandwidth, Internet, Simulation, price-based mechanisms, HAS, quality-fairness
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1549721
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