An adaptive motion-based unequal error protection approach for real-time video transport over wireless IP networks

Qi Qu, Yong Pei, James W. Modestino

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In this work, we consider the delivery of digital video over future 3G wireless IP networks and we propose a low-complexity adaptive motion-based unequal error protection (UEP) video coding and transmission system which efficiently combines three existing error-resilience techniques by exploiting knowledge of the source material as well as the channel operating conditions. Given this information, the proposed system can adaptively adjust the operating parameters of the video source encoder and the forward error correction (FEC) channel encoder to maximize the delivered video quality based upon both application-layer video motion estimates and link-layer channel estimates. We demonstrate the efficacy of this approach using the ITU-T H.264 video source coder. The results indicate that a significant performance improvement can be achieved with enhanced resilience to inaccurate channel feedback information and with substantially reduced computational complexity compared to competing approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1703517
Pages (from-to)1033-1044
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • FEC
  • H.264
  • Intra-updating
  • Motion level
  • Motion-based adaptive
  • Packet loss
  • Video transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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