The authors present two methods for examining video quality using the Structural Similarity (SSIM) index: Iterative Distortion Estimate (IDE) and Cumulative Distortion using SSIM (CDSSIM). In the first method, three types of slices are iteratively reconstructed frame-by-frame for three different combinations of packet loss and the resulting distortions are combined using their probabilities to give the total expected distortion. In the second method, a cumulative measure of the overall distortion is computed by summing the inter-frame propagation impact to all frames affected by a slice loss. Furthermore, the authors develop a No-Reference (NR) sparse regression framework for predicting the CDSSIM metric to circumvent the real-time computational complexity in streaming video applications. The two methods are evaluated in resource allocation and packet prioritization schemes and experimental results show improved performance and better end-user quality. The accuracy of the predicted CDSSIM values is studied using standard performance measures and a Quartile-Based Prioritization (QBP) scheme.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Biometrics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - Aug 30 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)