Joint block-based video source/channel coding for packet-switched networks

R. O. Hinds*, T. N. Pappas, J. S. Lim

*Corresponding author for this work

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Block-based video coders rely on motion compensated block prediction for more data compression. With the introduction of video coding over packet-switched networks such as the Internet and the resulting packet loss that occurs on congested networks, coding mode selection for each macro-block is significant in determining the overall distortion on the decoded video sequence. In this work, we examine the problem of mode selection for macro-blocks in the presence of loss and a channel rate constraint. We present and evaluate several methods for mode selection that attempt to minimize perceptual distortion from packet loss. We formulate a simplified problem which is useful for gaining some insight, and present an efficient algorithm to finding an optimal solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-133
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing '98 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 28 1998Jan 30 1998


  • Internet
  • Joint source/channel coding
  • Packet loss
  • Video coding

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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