Rate control for multisequence video streaming

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

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Streaming media over heterogeneous lossy networks and time-varying communication channels is an active area of research. Several video coders that operate under the varying constraints of such environments have been proposed recently. Scalability has become a very desirable feature in these video coders. In this paper, we make use of a leaky-bucket rate allocation method (DBRC) that provides constant quality video under buffer constraints, and extend it in two advantageous directions. First, we present a rate control mechanism for 3D wavelet video coding using DBRC. Second, we enhance the DBRC so that it can be utilized when multiple sequences are multiplexed over a single communications channel. The goal is to allocate the capacity of the channel between sequences to achieve constant quality across all sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4671 I
StatePublished - 2002
EventViual Communications and Image Processing 2002 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2002Jan 23 2002


  • 3D-Wavelet transform
  • Bit allocation
  • Buffering
  • JPEG2000
  • Leaky-bucket
  • Multisequence
  • 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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