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The need for an Internet video compression standard
Author(s): Lazar Bivolarski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the argument for the development of an Internet video compression standard. The history and science of video compression is reviewed with a focus on identifying how network technology has influenced video compression technology. It is argued that the use of the Internet to deliver video content, an application it was not designed for, and the fact that the Internet is here to stay, calls for a critical look at existing video compression standards. An analysis of the performance of these standards in delivering content over the Internet is provided with an explanation of why these standards have shortcomings in this application domain. Because of this, it is argued, video compression technology for the Internet will need to be different to what is used in other application domains. The paper further presents a discussion on what the technical characteristics of video compression technology would need to be for it to deliver high quality video over the Internet in an interoperable manner, thereby concluding that a new video compression standard is needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8135, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV, 81350S (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.903152
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Lazar Bivolarski, Skype, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8135:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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