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Video multicast using network coding
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the problem of video multicast in lossy networks using network coding and multiple description codes. The rate allocation for multiple descriptions can be optimized at the source to generate a scalable video bitstream such that the expected PSNR of the video at the receivers is maximized. We show that using network coding with multiple description codes can significantly improve the quality of video obtained at the receiver, in comparison to routing (with or without replication). Simulations show that as the loss rate increases, the improvement in the performance increases and in certain cases for loss rate of 0.20, the improvement can be as high as 3 to 3.5 dB when compared to routing with replication. Moreover, network coding obviates the need to construct multiple multicast trees for transmission, which is necessary in routing with replication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7257, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2009, 72570E (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805588
Show Author Affiliations
Adarsh K. Ramasubramonian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
John W. Woods, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7257:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2009
Majid Rabbani; Robert L. Stevenson, Editor(s)

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