Optimized Multiple Description Coding for Temporal Video Scalability

Choupani R., Wong S., Tolun M.

3rd International Conference on Computational Science, Engineering and Information Technology, CCSEIT 2013, Konya, Turkey, 7 - 09 June 2013, vol.225, pp.167-176 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 225
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-00951-3_17
  • City: Konya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-176
  • Keywords: Multiple Description Coding, Scalable Video Coding, Video Coding
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


The vast application of video streaming over the Internet requires video adaptation to the fluctuations of the available bandwidth, and the rendering capabilities of the receiver device. On the other hand, the available video coding standards are designed for optimum bit rate which makes them susceptible to packet losses. A combination of video adaptation methods and error resilient methods can make the video stream more robust against networking problems. In this paper, an optimization for combining scalable video coding with multiple description coding schemes have been proposed. Our proposed method is capable of creating balanced descriptions with optimum coding efficiency.