A new efficient architecture for adaptive bit-rate video streaming

Muhammad Hamza Bin Waheed, Faisal Jamil, Amir Qayyum, Harun Jamil, Omar Cheikhrouhou, Muhammad Ibrahim, Bharat Bhushan, Habib Hmam

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The demand for multimedia content over the Internet protocol network is growing expo-nentially with Internet users’ growth. Despite high reliability and well-defined infrastructure for Internet protocol communication, Quality of Experience (QoE) is the primary focus of multimedia users while getting multimedia contents with flawless or smooth video streaming in less time with high availability. Failure to provide satisfactory QoE results in the churning of the viewers. QoE de-pends on various factors, such as those related to the network infrastructure that significantly affects perceived quality. Furthermore, the video delivery’s impact also plays an essential role in the overall QoE that can be made efficient by delivering content through specialized content delivery architec-tures called Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). This article proposes a design that enables effective and efficient streaming, distribution, and caching multimedia content. Moreover, experiments are carried out for the factors impacting QoE, and their behavior is evaluated. The statistical data is taken from real architecture and analysis. Likewise, we have compared the response time and throughput with the varying segment size in adaptive bitrate video streaming. Moreover, resource usage is also analyzed by incorporating the effect of CPU consumption and energy consumption over segment size, which will be counted as effective efforts for sustainable development of multimedia systems. The proposed architecture is validated and indulged as a core component for video streaming based on the use case of a Mobile IPTV solution for 4G/LTE Users.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4541
Number of pages20
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


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