Forward error correction-based 2-D layered multiple description coding for error-resilient H.264 SVC video transmission

Xiang, Wei and Zhu, Ce and Siew, Chee Kheong and Xu, Yuanyuan and Liu, Minglei (2009) Forward error correction-based 2-D layered multiple description coding for error-resilient H.264 SVC video transmission. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 19 (12). pp. 1730-1738. ISSN 1051-8215


In this paper, we propose a novel 2-D layered multiple description coding (2DL-MDC) for error-resilient video transmission over unreliable networks. The proposed 2DL-MDC scheme allocates multiple description sub-bitstreams of a 2-D scalable bitstream to two network paths with unequal loss rates. We formulate the 2-D scalable rate-distortion problem and derive the expected distortion for the proposed scheme. To minimize the end-to-end distortion given the total rate budget and packet loss probabilities, we need to optimally allocate source and channel rates for each hierarchical sublayer of the scalable bitstream. The conventional Lagrangian multiplier method can be utilized to solve this problem but with overwhelming computational complexity. Therefore, we consider the use of the genetic algorithm to solve the rate-distortion optimization problem. The simulation results verify that the proposed method is able to achieve significant performance gain as opposed to the conventional equal rate allocation method.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2009 13:44
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 22:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2-D layered multiple description coding (2DL-MDC); genetic algorithm; rate-distortion optimization; scalable video coding
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100509 Video Communications
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2009.2022787

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