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Title: Error resilient video transcoding for robust inter-network communications using GPRS
Authors: Dogan, S
Cellatoglu, A
Uyguroglu, M
Sadka, AH
Kondoz, AM
Keywords: Error-resilient video proxy;GPRS mobile-accessnetworks;Mobile video communications;MPEG-4 video standard;Video transcoding
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions On Circuits And Systems For Video Technology 12 (6): 453-464, Jun 2002
Abstract: A novel fully comprehensive mobile video communications system is proposed in this paper. This system exploits the useful rate management features of the video transcoders and combines them with error resilience for transmissions of coded video streams over general packet radio service (GPRS) mobileaccess networks. The error-resilient video transcoding operation takes place at a centralized point, referred to as a video proxy, which provides the necessary output transmission rates with the required amount of robustness. With the use of this proposed algorithm, error resilience can be added to an already compressed video stream at an intermediate stage at the edge of two or more different networks through two resilience schemes, namely the adaptive intra refresh (AIR) and feedback control signaling (FCS) methods. Both resilience tools impose an output rate increase which can also be prevented with the proposed novel technique in this paper. Thus, an error-resilient video transcoding scheme is presented to give robust video outputs at near target transmission rates that only require the same number of GPRS timeslots as the nonresilient schemes. Moreover, an ultimate robustness is also accomplished with the combination of the two resilience algorithms at the video proxy. Extensive computer simulations demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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