Efficient rate control for video streaming

Joseph C. Dagher, Ali Bilgin, Michael W. Marcellin

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With the increasing importance of heterogeneous networks and time-varying communication channels, such as packet-switched networks and wireless communications, fine scalability has become a highly desirable feature in both image and video coders. A single highly scalable bitstream can provide precise rate control for constant bitrate (CBR) traffic and accurate quality control for variable bitrate (VBR) traffic. In this paper, we propose two methods that provide constant quality video under buffer constraints. These methods can be used with all scalable coders. Experimental results using the Motion JPEG2000 coder demonstrate substantial benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-266
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
EventApplications for Digital Image Processing XXIV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2001Aug 3 2001


  • Bit allocation
  • Buffering
  • JPEG2000
  • Leaky-bucket
  • Rate control
  • Scalable
  • Video streaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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