2002 IEEE Conf. on Image Processing, vol. 1, pp. 848-851, Sep. 22-25, Rochester, NY USA.

Modeling the Self-Similar Behavior of Packetized MPEG-4 Video Using Wavelet-Based Methods

Dogu Arifler and Brian L. Evans

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science Building, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1084
arifler@ece.utexas.edu - bevans@ece.utexas.edu

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Video streaming has already been very popular on the Internet through services such as news bulletins from different parts of the world and on-demand music-video clips. With rapidly developing wireless technologies, video streaming to mobile devices will be very common. In this paper, we investigate the scaling behavior that is present in variable bit rate (VBR) MPEG-4 video. As the usage of video services over packet-based wireless networks increases, new workload models will be necessary to study the quality of service aspects of video traffic. A key finding of our study is that MPEG-4 video encoder output traffic has fractal behavior and this behavior exists regardless of the compression ratio.

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