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Improved caching for HTTP-based video on demand using scalable video coding

: Sanchez, Y.; Schierl, T.; Hellge, C.; Hong, D.; Vleeschauwer, D. de; Leekwijck, W. van; Lelouedec, Y.; Wiegand, T.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2011. Vol.2 : Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 9 - 12 January 2011; Including workshop papers
Piscataway/NJ: IEEE, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4244-8789-9
ISBN: 978-1-4244-8790-5
Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) <8, 2011, Las Vegas/Nev.>
Fraunhofer HHI ()

HTTP-based delivery for Video on Demand (VoD) has been gaining popularity within recent years. Progressive Download over HTTP, typically used in VoD, takes advantage of the widely deployed network caches to release video servers from sending the same content to a high number of users in the same VoD service. However, due to the inherent heterogeneity of user demands, which may result in requesting the same video content in different resolutions or qualities, the caching efficiency is expected to decrease due to a higher variety in requested media files. The use of Scalable Video Coding allows different representations of the same content to be combined in a single file, whose parts, aka layers, are requested sequentially by a user up to the maximum desired quality. In this paper we show the benefits of using Scalable Video Coding to maintain the same set of possible video content representations, while at the same time maximizing the caching efficiency.