Unequal Error Protection of H.264/AVC Video Bitstreams based on the Motion Energy Estimation for Group of Pictures

Huu-Dung Pham, Sina Vafi

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    A multi-level error protection technique for H.264/AVC video bitstreams is proposed. Error protection levels for video frames are determined based on frames' motion activities and the importance of the Group of Pictures (GOP) containing the considered frames. The motion activity of a frame is evaluated by the majority of macroblocks having high motion energy, which is defined as the energy necessary for macroblocks movement between two consecutive frames. Then, the importance of a GOP is determined based on the estimation of motion energy of previous GOPs. Simulation results show that the proposed technique provides better video quality compared to other GOP-based Unequal Error Protection (UEP) techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSignal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), 2013 7th International Conference on
    EditorsTadeusz Wysocki, Beata Wysocki
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1319-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS 2013) - Gold Coast, Australia, Gold Coast, Australia
    Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 2013


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS 2013)
    Abbreviated titleICSPS
    CityGold Coast

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