Impact of Wireless Channel Parameters on Quality of Video Streaming
AbstractThe problem of estimation of video quality obtained by end-user for mobile video streaming is addressed. Widely spreading mobile communication systems and increasing data transmission rates expand variety of multimedia services. One of such services is video streaming. So it is important to assess quality of this service. Consumers of video streaming are humans, and quality assessment must account human perception characteristics. Existing methods for user experienced video quality estimation as quality metrics usually usebit-error rate that has low correlation with by human perceived video quality. More advanced methods usually require too much processing power that cannot be obtained in handled mobile devices or intrusion into device firmware and/or hardware to obtain required data. However, recent research shows that channels throughput dedicated to some service (e.g. video streaming) can be tied to QoS perceived by an end-user indicator. This paper presents a research on impact of wireless channel parameters such as throughput and jitter on quality of video streaming. These wireless channel parameters can be easily obtained by monitoring IP level data streams in end-user’s device by fairly simple software agent for indication of video streaming QoS. Ill. 5, bibl. 10 (in English; abstracts in English and Lithuanian).
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